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Myopia Management

Ortho-K

How would you like to see during the day without contact lenses or glasses? Ortho-k makes that possible with the fitting of gas permeable night contact lenses! The process is reversible and a non-surgical alternative to LASIK and other refractive surgeries.

Ortho-k is mainly pursued for two reasons:

1) To temporarily correct myopia so you don’t need contact lenses or glasses during the day. This is a great option for swimmers, certain athletes and patients who are around dust or suffer from dry eyes, both of which make wearing soft or gas permeable contact lenses challenging.

2) To slow or decrease the rate of progression of childhood myopia. This is important as several studies have shown that ortho-k lenses can actually slow the rate of increase in myopia in children. Many parents are concerned when their child’s eyeglass prescription continues to change year after year. Ortho-k is the number one choice in myopia control.

Our practice offers to types of ortho-k lenses; Vision Shaping Treatment and CRT. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji to see if ortho-k is the right choice for you or your child.

Find out more about myopia and ortho-k here.