Copyright 2012 Complete Eyecare
423 Hawthorn Road
South Caulfield, Vic 3124
Complete Eyecare - Contact Lens and Orthokeratology Centre

The cornea makes up about two-thirds of the eye's total power to focus light precisely on the retina (receiving screen) which is located at the back of the eye.

By slight modifications in the shape of the cornea, clear functional vision may be restored for a period of time. This improvement is temporary, therefore lens wear must be continued on a prescribed wearing schedule to maintain the therapeutic effect of the myopia reduction.

This flattening is accomplished by shifting the outer layer of the central cornea - the epithelium - more peripherally, thus flattening it. The amount of flattening or shift is approximately 6 microns per diopter of myopia. A micron is one millionth of a meter.

Overnight corneal moulding lenses

Ortho-k lenses have been prescribed for nearly 40 years but until recently have been very difficult to prescribe. Modern technological breakthroughs have given us the ability to correct short sightedness up to rather high powers. Please email for more information and a brochure.

Key Benefits

No glasses or contact lenses needed during the day.
May help to prevent the yearly increase in prescription.
The process can be discontinued at any time.

Extent of the treatment - now for hyperopia!

We have treated up to -7.50. On average, between -1.00 to -6.00 is a realistic treatment range. This differs from person to person so a one on one consultation is necessary to establish your personal suitablitiy. We are now treating hyperopia (long sightedness) and have treated powers from +0.50 to +3.00 quite comfortably. Excellent if you want to go without your reading glasses and for children who wear thick plus lenses.

Further information
Benefits of Orthokeratology