What if you could correct your vision without glasses or laser eye surgery? At Dr. Zargar Eye Care, we offer plenty of options for our patients when it comes to vision correction.
For patients with myopia (nearsightedness), a non-surgical solution like orthokeratology (ortho-k for short) might work to correct your refractive error. This treatment involves custom-designed and fitted contact lenses worn overnight to reshape your corneas and improve your vision.
Learn more about ortho-k by booking an appointment today!
Orthokeratology is a personalized solution to your nearsightedness. Your optometrist will take some corneal measurements and then create custom contact lenses, made especially for your eyes.
The contact lenses are rigid gas permeable. When worn, usually overnight, they flatten the cornea. Reshaping the cornea in this way changes the way light is refracted (bent) as it enters the eye.
When worn regularly at night, the lenses reshape the cornea for long enough that vision is often corrected without glasses in the daytime. If use is discontinued, the corneal shape will return to normal and corrective lenses will be needed.
A contact lens exam and fitting is necessary for ortho-k lenses, just as it is for regular contact lenses. Your optometrist will measure your corneal surface, then design your lenses.
It can take up to a few weeks to see the benefits of ortho-k, but in clinical studies, most patients achieved 20/40 vision or better.
Get started with ortho-k by booking an appointment today!
“Very pleased with Myopia Management Treatment from Dr Zargar. My sons near sightedness has changed quickly in the past year and Dr Zargar suggested we start a Myopia treatment plan. She thoroughly explained the options to us and answered all our questions, we never felt rushed. We decided to try Ortho K and Dr Zargar was very supportive of our decision and helped my son learn to take the lenses in and out. It’s been challenging for him to learn this but she’s assured us within a short time he will be able to do this easily. He is 10 years old, extremely active boy loves sports and already loves that he doesn’t have to wear eyeglasses daily. Very happy Dr Zargar is looking out for our child’s best interest and trying to slow the progression of his near sightedness. Her secretary Melissa is so friendly, professional and polite and always a pleasure to speak with. The treatment was not inexpensive but looking at all the benefits my son will have from Ortho K I think it is well worth every penny”
“I have had a very good experience with Dr.Zargar and her team. I found her very knowledgeable, kind and professional. she helped us to choose the best treatment for my daughter’s Myopia which was getting worse. After consulting with Dr.Zargar we decided to try ORTHO_K and result was amazing as my daughter doesn’t have to wear eyeglasses daily basis. once again, I would like to appreciate Dr.Zargar’s efforts and care towards my daughter.”