CV Optometry

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CV Optometry

Ortho-K Lenses / CRT

Non-Surgical Vision Correction

You just woke up from a restful night’s sleep.  But as you start your day, you notice something different.  You can see without your glasses or contacts…and you haven’t had surgery.  Well, you’re not dreaming.  You’re just experiencing Orthokeratology a.k.a. “Ortho-K,” also called Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), Vision Shaping Therapy a.k.a. VST, Corneal Molding, and Non-Surgical Vision Correction—nighttime vision correction that gives you freedom from glasses and contacts all day without refractive surgery.

Ortho-K Lenses

Orthokeratology utilizes specially-designed therapeutic contact lenses that gently and temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep.  Through intense research and clinical testing, Ortho-K has been proven both safe and effective for patients of all ages, earning this therapy FDA approval for nighttime use.  The result for you is great vision 24 hours a day – without the lenses during waking hours and while they’re in at night.

Our CV Optometry office use these lenses for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness), myopia with astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and even presbyopia.

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What Is Ortho-K

It is a specially designed contact lens therapy that is a technologically advanced, non-invasive, non-surgical process to reshape the cornea while you sleep. You remove the Ortho-K contact lenses when you awake and are able to see throughout the day without any other correction.

Can Ortho-K Help Stop My Child's Eyes From Getting Worse?

Ortho-K has been shown to significantly slow the rate of progression of myopia (nearsightedness) when compared to children wearing eyeglasses in multiple studies. Currently a very large scale study titled Stabilization of Myopia by Accelerated Reshaping Technique (SMART) is underway to confirm the results found in previous studies.

More studies are needed to understand the mechanism by which this happens, but in our opinion children with rapidly progressive nearsightedness should wear these lenses in an attempt to reduce myopia progression.

Are All Ortho-K Lenses The Same?

No. There are multiple different Ortho-K lens designs available. At CV Optometry our unmatched experience in Ortho-K will make sure the best lens is used for your individual needs. The doctors at CV Optometry will review each patient’s goals and physiology to create customized Ortho-K lenses to achieve the best results possible. Currently the most advanced and customizable lenses are made through CAD programs.

Is Ortho-K Permanent?

No. The effects are temporary. Your vision will return to its previous level in as little as three days if you discontinue wearing the lenses.

Can Everyone Wear Orthokeratology?

No, Ortho-K is not designed for everyone. The lens is FDA approved for people with low to moderate degrees of myopia (nearsightedness), with or without astigmatism. However it is possible to perform Ortho-K for individuals outside of these limits. There are no age restrictions, which makes it a great option for everyone in the family. However, each patient’s physiology and visual needs are different, so before making the decision to use Ortho-K, a consultation with the doctors of Coachella Valley Optometry is necessary.

Are There Any Risks Involved With Wearing Ortho-K?

Wearing any type of contact lens involves some minimal risks. Lens care and hygiene are the biggest factors. In the clinical study conducted by the FDA, no serious adverse events were recorded.

Can I See With My Ortho-K Lenses In?

Yes. You will be able to see clearly with your lenses on and off!

How Do I Care For My Ortho-K Lenses?

You will need to disinfect your lens following each use. Your eye care professional will advise you on the lens care system best suited to answer your question.

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