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Information on Ortho-K by Our Lubbock Optometrists

At Ginter Eyecare Center, our eye doctors offer Ortho-K services in Lubbock. Ortho-K or orthokeratology is a safe, reversible alternative to LASIK eye surgery. If you suffer from astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, Ortho-K may help you see clearly without wearing glasses or contacts during the day. Learn how Ortho-K works and why to see us at Ginter Eyecare Center for orthokeratology services. 

woman holding ortho k contacts on her finger

What is Ortho-K? 

A relatively new optometry procedure, Ortho-K alters the shape of the cornea with a contact lens. All Ortho-K lenses are designed especially for you by our eye doctors, since every patient has differently shaped eyes. This precision allows us to create custom lenses quickly and easily. These lenses are comfortable for you to wear and will not affect your ability to get a good night's rest. 

How Does Ortho-K Affect Your Vision? 

While glasses alter visual information so you can see clearly, Ortho-K lenses alter your cornea so it perceives information clearly. We will fit you with the overnight contact lens that reshapes your cornea while you sleep. Since you will be asleep, you will not feel anything. Let our optometrists assure you, this vision correction treatment is safe, effective, and non-invasive.

The shape of your cornea affects the way that your eyes process information. By altering the shape of your cornea, these contact lenses sharpen your vision to the point where you can see clearly without corrective aids. 

After a few weeks of wearing your Ortho-K lenses, you will be able to see clearly during the day for one or even two days at a time. To maintain this clear vision, keep wearing your Ortho-K contacts overnight. 

Who Does Ortho-K Benefit? 

Ortho-K can be performed on adults and children of any age, so if you are too young to get LASIK performed, you can give this a try! Since the treatment is reversible, you can reverse the results by not wearing the contacts overnight. Thus, you can use Ortho-K as a way to see clearly if you do not wish to try LASIK surgery right now, while still moving forward with LASIK at a later time.

There are many people who may want to have eye surgery, but are not good candidates for something like LASIK. If you suffer from a thin cornea, keratoconus, cataracts, or autoimmune diseases, you may not be fit for LASIK but you can still try Ortho-K for vision correction. 

If you dislike the idea of having eye surgery, then you may enjoy this safe, non-invasive treatment method. Since Ortho-K works for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, it can help with most common eye problems. To learn how Ortho-K can help you and get answers to any questions about this vision treatment, schedule a consultation with our optometry professionals. 

Would you like to see if you are a good candidate for Ortho-K? Make an appointment for a consultation with our eye doctors serving Wolfforth, Lubbock and Woodrow today by emailing us or calling 806-798-8820 today. 

Please download this brochure for detailed information on Ortho-K.

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