Whether you have myopia or astigmatism, the conditions can cause blurry vision and make tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Midway Optometry in San Diego, CA, we provide various treatments, such as Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-k, to reduce any uncomfortable symptoms and help you see clearly. Before visiting us, learn more about the benefits of these lenses below:


What Are Ortho-k Lenses?

Traditional contact lenses are designed to improve your vision as they are worn, while Ortho-k lenses provide clearer vision once they are removed. These lenses are worn when you’re asleep and it temporarily reshapes the cornea. Your cornea is responsible for helping the light that enters your eye focus on the retina, which sends the brain a visual image. However, when the cornea is abnormally shaped, it impacts where the light focuses. Since Ortho-k lenses reshape the cornea, they help light focus properly and provide clear vision throughout the day.

What Conditions Are Treated with Ortho-k Lenses?

Originally, these lenses were used for myopia or nearsightedness. They have been highly effective for children with myopia, as wearing eyeglasses can sometimes be challenging for kids. Not only that, but since laser eye surgery is not recommended for children, Ortho-k lenses can be beneficial. In addition, these lenses can now be utilized for various refractive errors, including astigmatism, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

Will I Still Need Eyeglasses?

Many people experience clear vision that they don’t need corrective lenses during the day. However, eyeglasses may still be necessary for certain tasks. Along with that, your vision might not be as clear in the beginning. It can take up to two weeks of nightly wear for the full effect of the lenses to take place, so you may still need your glasses in the beginning.

How Long Do the Effects of Ortho-K Lenses Last?

Ortho-k lenses only temporarily reshape your cornea and are not a long-term solution. While the effects can last for a few days, it’s important that you wear them regularly for optimal results.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you’re considering Orthokeratology, contact Midway Optometry in San Diego, CA, at (619) 224-2973 today. We are happy to tell you more about this treatment and set you up with an appointment. When you’re searching for an optometrist near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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