If you are suffering from vision problems, you have likely heard of Orthokeratology or ortho-k. Chances are that you have some questions about this procedure, and our team at Eyes on 45th in Fargo is here to help answer them.
WHAT IS ORTHO-K?
Ortho-k is a method of vision improvement in which the patient wears special contacts while sleeping. These contacts reshape the cornea while you sleep, which improves your vision throughout the day.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Most people suffering from myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, and mild astigmatism can benefit from the treatment. However, there’s no way to know for sure if you are a good candidate without consulting your optometrist.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Your vision can improve within two weeks, but many patients begin to see results in the first couple of days.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Ortho-k is a non-surgical procedure. At most, you might feel some discomfort in the beginning as you become accustomed to wearing the lenses. However, you should not experience any pain at all.
DOES ORTHO-K PROVIDE PERMANENT RESULTS?
Since the procedure is non-surgical, no actual permanent changes are made to your eyes. Your vision will only improve if you wear the lenses. If you choose to stop for any reason, you can expect your vision to return to normal within a few days. Since losing or damaging contacts can be a normal occurrence, it is recommended to have a backup pair so that your vision will not return to its normal state.