Do you want to see clearly during the day without having to wear glasses or daytime contact lenses? Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), also known as orthokeratology, may be an effective option for you.
Here at Insightful Eye Care, we are proud to be among a handful of elite practices offering orthokeratology in Australia. With locations in Dingley and Richmond, our friendly and professional optometrists are here to assist you with orthokeratology in Melbourne.
Orthokeratology (Ortho K) is non-surgical and non-invasive, unlike alternatives like laser eye treatment. Ortho-K treatment involves wearing specially made contact lenses overnight while you sleep. These lenses reshape the cornea (front surface of your eye), allowing you to see clearly throughout the day. If you’re interested in vision correction without surgery, this could be an effective option for you.
When you wake up in the morning, you can remove the lenses and go about your day without having to worry about glasses or contact lenses.
Ortho-K treatment offers Melbourne patients freedom from their glasses without having to resort to surgery. As the treatment is fully reversible, you will have to continue wearing the Ortho-K lenses every night to give yourself the best vision, however, it also allows you the flexibility to stop at any time. If your lifestyle no longer suits you or you want to go back to wearing daytime contact lenses or glasses, it’s easy to make this change.
Orthokeratology is one of the most effective treatments in the management of progressive myopia (short-sightedness), allowing us to control or slow down the growth of the eye and reduce the prescription for myopia control.
Ortho-K lenses – or OK lenses – are specially made contact lenses that you wear overnight while you sleep. Rigid gas permeable, these lenses gently mould the corneal shape in order to address refractive errors such as myopia and astigmatism. Comfortable and easy to use, Ortho-K lenses offer Melbourne locals a convenient solution for improved vision. Orthokeratology is suitable for people of all ages, including young children and adults.
To find out if Orthokeratology is right for you and to learn more about OK lenses in Melbourne, make an appointment at your nearest Insightful Eye Care practice today.
The Insightful Eye Care team can also offer you MiSight contact lenses, which slow the progression of childhood myopia. MiSight contact lenses were developed by CooperVision and are proven to slow progressive short-sightedness by up to 50 per cent. If you’re considering MiSight contact lenses in Melbourne, our team can recommend whether these lenses are suitable for your child.
Insightful Eye Care offers MiSight contact lenses online. If you’re looking to try MiSight for the first time, please come into your nearest Insightful Eye Care Practice for an appointment.