Orthokeratology – How Does It Work?

Orthokeratology – How Does It Work?
Orthokeratology – How Does It Work? 2017-06-27T16:26:34+00:00

How does Orthokeratology work?

Corneal Test Left Similar in appearance to standard contact lenses, precision made, gas permeable lenses gently mould the central cornea (front of the eye) using ‘hydraulic forces’ in the tear film while sleeping. This reshaping of your cornea causes light to be focused properly on your retina, eliminating your blurred vision. When the lenses are removed upon waking you have clear, natural vision.

The goal is that within the first 2 to 3 days of starting the treatment, you have good functional vision.

Full correction is usually noted by day 7-10 or sooner. The speed of corneal reshaping may vary from one individual to the next, but most clients will see 20/20 vision without any correction within several days.

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Corneal Topography

Corneal Maps BothOrtho-K could not be performed without the use of a corneal topographer. Corneal Topographers measure the shape of the cornea, enabling us to accurately measure and describe the change in shape of the cornea during the procedure. Corneal Topography does not touch the eye and takes only seconds to perform.

The topography maps to the right show the shape of the cornea before treatment (upper images) and after treatment (lower images).

Why haven’t I heard about Ortho-K before?

Ortho-K or Orthokeratology has been around for decades, however the recent advances in high oxygen permeability contact lens technology and digital corneal scanning has brought it to the forefront of vision control.

The practice of Ortho-K requires a great deal of unique technical skill and specialised equipment. Visique on High Street Optometrists has specialised and been accredited in this area of contact lens fitting.

Visique Hutt Forge Rotational Symmetrical Orthokeratology LensVisique on High Street is proud to offer custom Ortho-K lens fitting using the latest revolutionary fitting-software and manufacturing technology. This exciting development allows us to give even clearer, longer-lasting and more predictable vision than ever before!

The Forge Ortho-K lens is breaking the mould for what is possible with Orthokeratology. It is now possible to correct higher amounts of all forms of correction previously not thought possible with Orthokeratology including short-sightedness, astigmatism and long-sightedness.

We have achieved excellent results for many clients from 7 to 67 in the management of their myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and their need for reading glasses.

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