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 50-60%. 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.

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

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