Orthokeratology is also known as corneal molding, corneal reshaping, and Ortho-K. It is a non-surgical way to reduce the progression of myopia or to allow temporary vision correction. In some cases, patients may be able to go all day without glasses or contacts. This vision correction option is safe for children as well as adults.
Ortho-K lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses you wear at night which gently reshape your corneas while you sleep. You will not feel them working, but when you wake in the morning with 20/20 vision, you will know they have done their job. This vision correction is temporary; your corneas will slowly transition to their original shape by the end of the day. As you prepare to bed, replace the contacts for another day of fantastic vision.
Those who cannot undergo laser eye surgery may find that orthokeratology is a effective alternative. These GP contact lenses are best suited for those with myopia or nearsightedness, but are showing to be useful for those with hyperopia or farsightedness and presbyopia.
If you are considered a good candidate for orthokeratology, treatment takes place in two phases. For one or two weeks your nearsightedness will be reduced in overnight wear while you continue to wear your soft lenses throughout the day. Your prescription will gradually change until the GP lenses can correct your eyesight enough that contacts are not necessary through the day. Over time, it may be possible to only wear your ortho-k lenses a couple times a week.
We are located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, near the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus off West Montgomery Ave on Shady Grove Road. For more detailed driving instructions, see below.
In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.
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