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Ortho-K Treatment : What Is It And How Does It Work?

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Do you want to get rid of glasses but don’t want to do eye surgery or Lasik? Orthokeratology or Ortho-K could be for you. In today’s article, you will learn more about Ortho-K and how it can improve your vision without surgery.


What Is Ortho-K And How Does It Work?

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Ortho-K, short for Orthokeratology, uses a customized contact lens to correct your vision by reshaping your cornea. While you wear it overnight, this particularly rigid lens slowly flattens out your cornea, improving your vision. There is no need for glasses or contacts when you awake after sleeping with Ortho-K. Ortho-K can treat myopia or nearsightedness and mild astigmatism. The effect of the Ortho-K lenses usually lasts for at least one day.

Some studies suggest that Ortho-K might slow down the progression of myopia. It is essential to understand that Ortho-K can not permanently correct your vision, and this non-surgical, non-invasive technology is safe for both adults and children.

It is an excellent option if you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day and if other corrective surgeries are not an option for you.


Who Can Use Ortho-K Lenses?

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Ortho-K lenses can be used by children and adults eight and up. Children and young adults are excellent candidates since you must be 18 to qualify for most invasive vision correction procedures.


Ortho-K might be a great option for you if:

  • You don’t want to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day
  • You don’t want or can’t do Lasik or other refractive surgery
  • You want to wake up in the morning and see clearly


To determine if Ortho-K is a good option for you or your child, an extensive eye exam has to be performed.


Every patient deserves top-quality eye care from us. European Eye Center focuses on providing Western-standard services and determining appropriate treatment plans to help patients restore their vision in a feel-like-home atmosphere.

We are happy to help if you have any questions about Ortho-K, other conditions, and our primary services. Don’t hesitate to connect with us at

Contact us today to schedule an eye exam!


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Ann De Fraye

Ann De Fraye