Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a type of myopia control that uses specially-designed and fitted contact lenses that temporarily reshape the cornea. The lenses are typically worn overnight to reshape the eye’s surface while you sleep and are removed during the day. The results from wearing ortho-k lenses are reversible but will be maintained if you continually wear the lenses as directed.
The lenses work by flattening the center of the cornea, which affects how light hits the retina once it enters the eye. Myopia, or nearsightedness, often occurs due to the cornea being too steep, making light focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. By flattening the cornea, light can focus properly on the retina, which creates a clear image.
The effects are often dramatic and offer a glasses-free solution for individuals that has been shown to reduce the progression of myopia and, in some cases, halt it altogether.
“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”