Who is this for?
This treatment is aimed particularly at children and teens who are starting to develop Myopia. Our aim is to slow down the rate of development of the Myopia and at the same time offer the freedom of clear vision without glasses or contact lenses during the day. If you are young and myopic, there are significant health benefits for your eyes in employing OrthoK as a myopia management option. This includes reducing the risk of sight threatening conditions such as retinal detachments and glaucoma. Even if your myopia has stabilised, if you are someone who has a very active lifestyle then the treatment has very practical lifestyle applications too.
There are some exceptions for example if you are long-sighted (Hyperopic) or have a particular type of astigmatism, then Ortho-K would be unsuitable. However, alternative lenses are still available.