What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K is a special gas-permeable (GP) contact lens that are placed in in your eye at nighttime and worn overnight. While sleeping, the Ortho-K lens reshapes the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision. With proper amount of wear time, after the lens is removed, vision is clear without glasses or contact lenses when you are awake. The effect is temporary, enough to maintain your clear vision for a day or two so you have to wear your Ortho-K lens every night to maintain this clear vision. In addition, this can slow down or even stop your myopia from getting worse.
Ortho-K Options (All FDA Approved)
Dr. Penn has been fitting Ortho-K as part of the myopia management therapy for over 15 years. There are many types of Ortho-K contact lens available and Dr. Penn is both certified and very experienced with all of them. Majority of the Ortho-K lenses fit in our office:
- Wave NightLens®
- Paragon CRT®
- Acuvue® Abiliti™