Ortho-K in Oakville

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What is Ortho-K?

Ortho-k is a type of contact lens that corrects your vision while you sleep. It is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

How Does Ortho-K Work?

A specially designed contact lens is worn while you sleep and removed upon awakening, similar to a dental retainer. It gently reshapes the front surface of the eye, allowing you to see during the day without glasses or contacts. Ortho-k works well for people with nearsightedness/myopia and low amounts of astigmatism.

Can it Stop My Eye From Changing?

Ortho-k lenses have been shown to slow down the rate of change of a child’s nearsighted prescription by up to 40-70%. That’s why we often use ortho-k in our myopia control clinic to slow myopia progression.

Is it Safe?

The FDA approved ortho-k in 2002 for reshaping the cornea with no age restriction and no adverse events reported in a clinical study of 410 eyes. In May 2021 the FDA approved an Ortho-K lenses from Johnson & Johnson to control myopia progression in children. As with regular contact lenses, ortho-k lenses need to be properly cared for. Diligent cleaning can help prevent problems with ortho-k lenses.

For more information about ortho-k, or to see if you or your child might benefit from ortho-k therapy, book an appointment online today.

5 Things To Know About Ortho-K

Please read our blog post on 5 things you need to know about Ortho-K

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Find us on the corner of Third Line & Dundas. (Plaza with: Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks & Freshco)

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Oakville, ON L6M 5A9

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Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
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Thursday
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Friday
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Ortho-K Lenses: 5 Things You Need To Know

Ortho-K Lenses: 5 Things You Need To Know

myopia control, Ortho-K

Ortho-K lenses or Orthokeratology lenses are specially designed gas permeable lenses designed to gently reshape the cornea. The lenses are worn over night and removed in the morning allowing you to see during the day without glasses or regular contact lenses. They also have the added benefit of slowing down a child’s prescription as they […]

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October 30, 2021
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Dr. Tina Goodhew

Ortho-K lenses or Orthokeratology lenses are specially designed gas permeable lenses designed to gently reshape the cornea. The lenses are worn over night and removed in the morning allowing you to see during the day without glasses or regular contact lenses. They also have the added benefit of slowing down a child’s prescription as they […]

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When one hears the word acid, they immediately think of something that can cause damage and would certainly be painful to use in or around the eyes. Nothing could be further from the truth with regards to hypochlorous acid or HOCL when used to help alleviate dry eye symptoms. Hypochlorous acid or (HOCL) has a […]

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