Is Orthokeratology safe?

There is a slight increased risk of eye infections with Ortho-k. This can be reduced significantly with proper cleaning, storage and handling of Ortho-k lenses. This is why our optometrist will always check for your suitability of Ortho-k as well as giving you an in depth lesson on how to properly clean, store and handle Ortho-k lenses. We also offer routine and regular eye exams for all our Ortho-k users.

Who is suitable for Orthokeratology?

Ortho-k is can be used to correct near-sightedness (myopia) or long-sightedness (hyperopia). This visual problems can also usually be corrected by eye glasses, regular contact lenses or laser eye surgery however, Orthokeratology is a surgery-free way for some people to leave their glasses behind and not have to wear contact lenses all the time.

Ortho-k is sometimes recommended to correct children’s vision. As vision can continue to change for some children into adulthood, Orthokeratology may help with myopia progression.

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a specialised optometry service that uses specially designed and fitted contact lenses to temporarily reshape the front of your eye (the cornea). The aim is to improve vision. Most Ortho-k lenses are worn at night to reshape the cornea while you sleep. An advantage that Ortho-K has over laser eye surgery is that vision improvements are reversible. These improvements can be maintained if you keep wearing the lenses as directed by our optometrist.