Ideal for younger patients, Atropine Therapy slows the progression of myopia via a medicative drop. Atropine is dosed once daily and the strength of the eye drop is chosen depending on the severity of the patients myopic progression. Patients will need to be monitored every few months (duration determined by the doctor based on age, prescription, physical growth etc.)
Multifocal Contact Lenses
“I started using Ortho-K contacts about a year ago and all they have been is great! I don’t have to worry about the hassles of disposable contacts anymore. The fact that I can swim without having to worry about losing a contact, and I am still able to see clearly is remarkable. I also love how you don’t have to worry about your contact drying up or falling out during the day anymore. Ortho-K makes my life so much easier, I’m glad I made the switch”. – Julia
Ortho-K, also known as cornea refractive therapy, is a process that uses custom made retainers to temporarily reshape the cornea contour. It can be used to correct vision problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and sometimes presbyopia. Orthokeratology is an alternative for those who want to say farewell to contact lenses and eyeglasses along with those who prefer not to undergo eye laser surgery. It’s also a good option for children with myopia. Just wear the specialized retainers while sleeping and remove them when you wake up. You will be able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses during the day.
Your qualified Optometrist can perform most orthokeratology retainer fittings. Ortho-K is a very specialized type of fitting, and it’s best to choose an optometrist who specializes in this area. What type of results can you expect from Ortho-K? Eye care specialists aim for 20/20 vision, but 20/40 vision is an acceptable outcome.
An optometrist will map the curvatures of your corneas with a corneal topographer. It’s pain-free and generates a topographical map of the eye’s surface. Custom OrthoK retainers will be custom made and designed to specifically fit your eyes and prescription.
Although you feel them at first when you sleep, it becomes less noticeable in time. How long does it take to work? Some people experience excellent vision after two days. However, higher prescriptions may take 4 to 6 weeks for maximum vision. While you’re waiting for Ortho-K to work, you may see halos around lights or need to wear glasses. Unlike LASIK surgery, Ortho-K is non-surgical.