How does Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) work?
Ortho-K (orthokeratology) is a nonsurgical eye treatment using specially
designed contact lenses to gently reshape the curvature of the eye while
you sleep to improve vision. Ortho-K retainer contact lenses are made of
highly oxygen permeable material allowing for safe wear while you sleep.
Ortho-K corneal refractive therapy lenses only affect the cornea of the
eye. The cornea shape is critical in maintaining a sharp optical focus on
objects by bending the light that enters the eye. The cornea is the clear
part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil. The corneal tissue is
soft and can be subtly molded. The ortho-K lenses float on your eye tear
film, yet provide enough pressure reshape the cornea. The iSee™ Ortho-K
therapy lenses gently reshape the first few microns of the cornea while you
Once the lenses are removed in the morning, the slight change in the
curvature of the corneal surface results in clear vision during waking
hours, thus reducing the need of daytime contact lenses or glasses. With
iSee™ Ortho-K corneal refractive therapy contact lenses, 20/20 vision can
be restored in as little as one day to a few weeks. The best part is that
iSee™ cornea refractive therapy is safe, non-surgical, non-invasive and
reversible. Results may vary so ask your eye doctor if iSee lenses are
right for you or your child.
[image: How Ortho-K Works Diagram]
Ideal Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) candidates are patients who:
- do not want to wear contact lenses during the day
- are children that are beginning to be nearsighted
- are too young for Lasik
- are active in sports and water activities
- want a less expensive alternative to Lasik
- want a non-surgical and non-invasive alternative to surgery
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