1. Who can wear Ortho-K lenses?
Ortho-k lenses are designed for individuals with myopia ranging from -1.00 D to -6.00 D, with refractive astigmatism of up to -1.75 D.
2. Are Ortho-K lenses a safe treatment?
Modern Ortho-K lens material allows high levels of oxygen transmission to the cornea, greatly improving the safety of Ortho-K treatment.
With strict adherence to lens handling and wearing times complications with Ortho-K lenses can be minimised and are quite rare.
3. What are the advantages Ortho-K?
As well as correcting vision Ortho-K is an effective in halting the progressing of myopia in children. This is the biggest advantage of Orthokeratology. The added advantage of no-glasses, clear unobstructed vision allows patients to enjoy sports activities more comfortably.
4. Who may not be suitable for Ortho-K lenses?
Patients who have the following eye conditions or symptoms including:
- Recurrent inflammation or infection
- Conditions such as corneal dystrophy or Keratoconus
- Certain systemic conditions involving the eye
- Allergic sensitivity to Ortho-K lenses or cleaning solutions
5. Am I a suitable candidate for Ortho-K?
Call us on 9872 1555 to make an appointment to find out if Ortho-K is best for you. We will carry out a comprehensive examination of your vision and determine if this type of lens correction suits your eyes and lifestyle. You can also Click Here to Book Online.
6. How long does it take for my Ortho-K lens to give me optimum vision?
Vision improves rapidly after the first night of wearing. Most patients achieve stable day time vision within 2 weeks of nightly wear.
7. What is the difference between laser vision surgery and Ortho-K?
The principle of correction is the same however, ortho-k allows patients with myopia to avoid surgery in order to obtain clear vision without the help of glasses or contact lenses during the course of the day.
8. How long will an Ortho-K lens last?
Ortho-K lenses can last up two to three years depending on the patient’s age and level of care taken with their lenses.
9. Will my insurance policy cover the cost?
Most optical insurance plans will cover some contact lens costs. The best way to find out the details of your specific plan is to call your insurance company.
If you would like to discuss myopia control phone us on 9872 1555 to arrange an appointment or Book Online.