Reverse Curve Contact Lenses
The Ortho-K specialist measures the curvature
of your cornea using the corneal topographer.
It is like having your picture taken and is
painless, taking about five minute.Some
doctors also use software to help design the
lenses. Diagnostic lenses will be placed on
your eyes to help determine the proper lens.
Contact lenses for Ortho-K have a reverse
geometry design. This means that the central
portion of the contact lens fits closer to the
eye than a standard contact lens - exerting a
gentle pressure - though it doesn't touch the
cornea as there is a tear layer protecting the
eye. The reverse geometry part of the lens
surrounds the central visual zone and is
further away from the cornea than standard
lenses allowing room for the shift of
Benefits of Orthokeratology
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Excellent alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Wear lenses for 7 hours instead of 18.
Wear lenses while you sleep and remove as you wake. You can see with and
without the lenses.
May help prevent your prescription increasing over time.
Ortho-K is not only an excellent alternative to the wearing of spectacles, but it
also frees the individual from the distractions caused by perspiration, dust, wind
weather and temperature. There are no more blind spots caused by frame or lens
edges. It is great to wear "regular" fashion sunglasses, to get up at night or in the
morning and see, to go swimming and skiing, to drive in a convertible with the
top down, to work in the dust, grass or in the garden, and to be able to see in
cases of emergencies. Ortho-K might open new horizons to you. People in
occupations that are hindered by the use of glasses or contacts may be good
candidates for Ortho-K - pilots, policemen, firemen, etc. Be sure to check with
the regulations of your employer prior to undergoing Ortho-K.
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