DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a process that uses specially designed GP contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce myopia (nearsightedness).

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is also sometimes called corneal reshaping (CR), corneal refractive therapy (CRT) or vision shaping treatment (VST).

Some new ortho-k lens designs are also available for farsightedness and presbyopia. Research has also demonstrated that orthokeratology lens designs slow the progression of myopia.

Good candidates for orthokeratology include children aged 8 to 12 with progressive myopia, as well as most adolescents and adults, although the best success is with people under age 40. Ortho-k is recommended for low to mild nearsightedness.

People who are not good candidates include those with dry eye syndrome, a large pupil size, or high myopia.

The Orthokeratology Process

After a comprehensive eye examination, if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, you will wear specially designed GP lenses at night only. In the one to two-week treatment period, your nearsightedness is gradually reduced. Since your vision will be changing, you’ll need to wear disposable soft lenses during the day.

Once the treatment is over, you can wear the GP lenses at night only and see well during the day without any corrective lenses.

Some people need to wear their lenses only every other night, or even once or twice a week, to maintain the effect.

You will need to see your eye care professional regularly to ensure your lenses are fitting well and your eyes are healthy.

Since during sleep the lenses fit tightly on the eye, it’s especially important to clean and disinfect the lenses upon removal each morning.

Ortho-k and Sports

Young people whose nearsightedness is progressively increasing are often excellent candidates for orthokeratology. Studies have found that these specially designed ortho-k lenses can reduce existing myopia when worn overnight.

As young people are very active athletically, this often allows them visual freedom to play sports without wearing eyeglasses or contacts.

Orthokeratology and the Control of Myopia

In addition to the benefit of lens-free daytime vision, orthokeratology is starting to be appreciated for its ability to slow the progression of myopia. A number of published clinical studies have found that orthokeratology lens designs inhibit the growth of the eye’s axial length, which determines the degree of myopia.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roger Weikum, please call (214) 220-2425 or use the button below to schedule an appointment online.

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a process that uses specially designed GP contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce myopia (nearsightedness).

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is also sometimes called corneal reshaping (CR), corneal refractive therapy (CRT) or vision shaping treatment (VST).

Some new ortho-k lens designs are also available for farsightedness and presbyopia. Research has also demonstrated that orthokeratology lens designs slow the progression of myopia.

Good candidates for orthokeratology include children aged 8 to 12 with progressive myopia, as well as most adolescents and adults, although the best success is with people under age 40. Ortho-k is recommended for low to mild nearsightedness.

People who are not good candidates include those with dry eye syndrome, a large pupil size, or high myopia.

The Orthokeratology Process

After a comprehensive eye examination, if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, you will wear specially designed GP lenses at night only. In the one to two-week treatment period, your nearsightedness is gradually reduced. Since your vision will be changing, you’ll need to wear disposable soft lenses during the day.

Once the treatment is over, you can wear the GP lenses at night only and see well during the day without any corrective lenses.

Some people need to wear their lenses only every other night, or even once or twice a week, to maintain the effect.

You will need to see your eye care professional regularly to ensure your lenses are fitting well and your eyes are healthy.

Since during sleep the lenses fit tightly on the eye, it’s especially important to clean and disinfect the lenses upon removal each morning.

Ortho-k and Sports

Young people whose nearsightedness is progressively increasing are often excellent candidates for orthokeratology. Studies have found that these specially designed ortho-k lenses can reduce existing myopia when worn overnight.

As young people are very active athletically, this often allows them visual freedom to play sports without wearing eyeglasses or contacts.

Orthokeratology and the Control of Myopia

In addition to the benefit of lens-free daytime vision, orthokeratology is starting to be appreciated for its ability to slow the progression of myopia. A number of published clinical studies have found that orthokeratology lens designs inhibit the growth of the eye’s axial length, which determines the degree of myopia.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roger Weikum, please call (214) 220-2425 or use the button below to schedule an appointment online.

Dallas Address


First Eye Care Downtown Dallas
2100 Ross Ave., #260-LB4
Dallas, TX 75201

 

Contact Us


Phone:(214) 220-2425
Fax:(214) 220-2488

Dallas Hours


Mon:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

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Dallas Emergencies


Our doctors are on call to treat after-hours ocular emergencies for established patients. In case of an after-hours ocular emergency, please call (214) 220-2425 or (214) 223-9636 and follow the instructions.

Irving Address


First Eye Care Irving
2208 W. Shady Grove Dr.
Irving, TX 75060

 

Contact Us


Phone:(972) 313-9505
Fax:(972) 790-2911

Irving Hours


Mon:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

Irving Location Map


 

Irving Emergencies


Our doctors are on call to treat after-hours ocular emergencies for established patients. In case of an after-hours ocular emergency, please call (972) 313-9505 or (214) 223-9636 and follow the instructions.

Dallas Address


First Eye Care Downtown Dallas
2100 Ross Ave., #260-LB4
Dallas, TX 75201

 

Contact Us


Phone:(214) 220-2425
Fax:(214) 220-2488

Dallas Hours


Mon:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

Dallas Location Map


 

Dallas Emergencies


Our doctors are on call to treat after-hours ocular emergencies for established patients. In case of an after-hours ocular emergency, please call (214) 220-2425 or (214) 223-9636 and follow the instructions.

Irving Address


First Eye Care Irving
2208 W. Shady Grove Dr.
Irving, TX 75060

 

Contact Us


Phone:(972) 313-9505
Fax:(972) 790-2911

Irving Hours


Mon:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

Irving Location Map


 

Irving Emergencies


Our doctors are on call to treat after-hours ocular emergencies for established patients. In case of an after-hours ocular emergency, please call (972) 313-9505 or (214) 223-9636 and follow the instructions.