WHAT IS ORTHO K?
Ortho K offers you freedom from glasses and additionally from all daytime contact lenses.
It is completely reversible.
It can correct moderate short-sighted prescriptions and some astigmatism.
It is also recommended for children as it can slow short-sighted progression.
Custom-made, highly gas-permeable lenses are worn each night.
It is a great alternative to laser eye surgery.
ORTHO K ASSESSMENTS
At the initial Ortho K contact lens appointment we will require a current glasses prescription. This can be obtained from an eye test at Bennett & Batty Opticians or we accept other opticians prescriptions.
We take images of your cornea using a Topographer, which bounces light off the front of the eye, to thoroughly check the health of your eyes and your prescription.
If you are new to contact lenses, we show how to insert, remove and care for the lenses.
Aftercare is really important and further images are taken and prescription re-measured at each visit. The number of visits to get full effect varies (usually between 3 and 6 over a period of 1 to 3 months).
If you decide to stop wearing Ortho K lenses, they can be ceased at any time and the eyes then return to their previous prescription within a few days.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR ORTHO K?
Low to medium short-sighted prescriptions (ask us if your prescription is within the treatable range).
Contact lens wearers who find they can’t get the comfort their lifestyle demands.
Those whose activities aren’t ideal for glasses or contact lens wear.
People who’ve considered laser treatment but are concerned about the risks or can’t be treated.
To ask about the scheme or book an appointment please contact us.