Modern living is creating an epidemic of myopia (short sightedness). If your distance vision is constantly getting worse, talk to our Optometrist about how to control it. High Myopia can have serious long term consequences on your vision and eye health. Myopia control can be achieved with a combination of special myopia control contact lenses, including Ortho K, and special (low dose Atropine) eye drops. Additionally life style choices such as spending more time outdoors and less time looking up at close objects will have a positive effect.
Due to the long term risks it is best to try and stop Myopia progressing as soon as possible in both children and adults.
Ortho K (OK or CRT contact lenses)
Live life without day time contact lenses OR glasses! OrthoK (ortho-keratology) is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea), when you remove the lenses in the morning, you can see clearly all day without any glasses or day time contact lenses.
Philip Milford is a highly experienced and skilled Ortho K practitioner; he has been fitting and providing ongoing care to a large number of patients for more than 15 years.
Perfect for mild, dry eyes and for controlling the progression of short sightedness. Ideal for water sports or dusty day time environments
Ortho-k lenses are prescribed:
- To correct refractive errors (primarily near sightedness, but also astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, Ortho-k also is used to correct presbyopia.
- To slow the progression of childhood myopia. (Read more about myopia control.)
Ortho-k lenses are also called “corneal reshaping contact lenses” or “overnight contact lenses to correct or control myopia.”