Have you heard of Ortho-K here in Costa Mesa?
You may have, since it has gained wide attention in Orange County. Ortho-K has been around for a long time, yet there is still an air of mystery surrounding it.
A question I hear a lot, is what exactly is Ortho-K?
What is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) is the process of wearing special contact lenses while sleeping, to gently reshape the front of your eyes.
In the morning, the lenses are removed and your vision is improved for the remainder of the day.
The Rise of Ortho-K in Costa Mesa
Ortho-K has become very popular because it slows down nearsightedness or myopia.
It has become an especially popular therapy for children, since parents seek a way to slow down their child’s vision deterioration.
Research has found that children who underwent Ortho-K therapy had less myopia progression than children who did not.
Can my child do Ortho-K?
To determine Ortho-K eligibility, the child must have an eye exam by an eye care professional.
During the exam the child’s refractive state and eye health will be examined to see if the child is a good candidate for Ortho-K.
Who offers Ortho-K in Costa Mesa?
Altas Optometry is proud to offer Ortho-K to our patients.
We are one of few offices who are providing Ortho-K in Costa Mesa. The first step is to call our office for more information regarding Ortho-K.
We fit our patients with Paragon CRT, which was the first Ortho-K lens approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Schedule an Ortho-K Consultation
Our eye doctor has many years of experience with Ortho-K therapy. If you would like more information about Orthokeratology, give us a call.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Ortho-K. Schedule an Ortho-K consultation today.