Who will benefit from Ortho-K?

Ortho-K is perfectly suited for anyone who wants clear natural vision all day, every day.

It offers freedom from glasses and the hassle of wearing contact lenses during the day.

Ortho-k holds particular appeal for:

  1. People who participate in sport, especially contact and water sports like rugby, soccer, martial arts, swimming, surfing, kite surfing, skydiving, etc.
  1. People working in dusty or dirty environments or other vocations that can cause problems for regular contact lens or spectacle wear like diving industry, construction, law enforcement, firefighting, etc.
  1. People who are contact lens intolerant due to dry eyes, allergies or environmental factors, or who lose their contact lenses easily
  1. People who find soft contact lenses do not fulfill the comfort demands their lifestyle places on their eyes.
  1. Children.  Apart from improving their vision, children and especially teenagers benefit from the improved self-esteem, the ability to play all sports, and the ability to wear designer sunglasses. Parents don’t have to worry about contact lenses, because they’re left at home where it can’t be lost or damage.
  1. People who have considered refractive surgery because of the freedom it provides but are worried about the risks

Orthokeratology is ideal for children and adults with prescriptions ranging from -1.00 to -10.00 diopters of myopia (nearsightedness) and from +1.00 to +5.00 diopters of hyperopia (longsightedness).  Currently only low to moderate amounts of astigmatism can be corrected.

New designs are currently being tested which will allow for the correction of high astigmatism, presbyopia and post-LASIK (refractive surgery) patients who still have some residual myopia or irregular treatment areas.