Orthokeratology in El Cajon, CA
Correct astigmatism or nearsightedness while you sleep.
At Main Street Optometry, we know that wearing glasses and contact lenses may not personally be an ideal way to treat your vision problems or the vision problems of your children.
This is one reason why we offer Orthokeratology for correcting myopia or mild astigmatism for both adults and children.
Schedule an appointment with us to find out if you or your child is a good candidate for Ortho-K treatment.
What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology, often referred to as simply Ortho-K, is an alternative to wearing glasses and contact lenses through the day to correct problems with astigmatism and nearsightedness.
During this FDA-approved treatment, a patient wears special contact lenses at night while they sleep that gently reshape the corneal surface.
When the treatment works, you get to experience clearer vision through the day without wearing visual aids like glasses or contact lenses.
Ortho-K treatment is temporary in most cases because the reshaping lenses must be worn every night in order to enjoy the results of the treatment during your waking hours.
Treatment can also slow the progression of nearsightedness in children as well.
How Does Ortho-K Work?
Ortho-K lenses are designed to manipulate the corneal surface shape of your eye.
Changes in the contour of the corneal surface are the most common reason people have problems with myopia and mild astigmatism.
Overnight, the lenses gently reshape the surface, so when you take out the lenses in the morning, the cornea maintains the shape for the day.
Ortho-K Treatment and Children
Ortho-K treatment is especially beneficial for young children who suffer from myopia.
Because myopia is a progressive problem, treating children with Ortho-K therapy lenses may help slow the progression of the condition at a young age when the child is still growing.
Schedule an appointment if you think you or your child is a good fit for Ortho-K treatment. At Main Street Optometry, we offer every patient our undivided attention to their visual health.