What is orthoK?
Orthokeratology, commonly called orthoK, is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day. With orthoK you wear specially designed lenses at night while sleeping. These lenses gently change the shape of your eye so that you can see clearly, with your natural vision, during the day.
This gentle and effective technique is primarily used to correct myopia (short-sightedness) but in many cases, can also correct hyperopia, astigmatism and even presbyopia. It is an alternative to LASIK for those who are not prepared to have eye surgery.
OrthoK is often suitable for children because, as well as correcting vision, the treatment has also been proven to slow or stop the progression of their myopia overtime, which lowers the risk of developing sight threatening eye disease later in life.