Ortho-k involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery, this reshaping method is gaining more popularity as the procedure continues to be improved.request an appointment
Initially, my eyesight was rapidly deteriorating, and my regular eye doctor referred me to here, and told me ortho-k would help out. After just a couple months, not only has my eyesight improved a lot, I no longer need to wear any glasses or soft contacts! Looking forward to my eyesight further improving.
– Aparna S
This is an amazing service and I benefitted from this because now, I don’t have to wear glasses and I can play sports, exercise, and more with clear vision. I don’t have to wear glasses while playing sports and it is so much easier. My daily life is so much more simple with no glasses.
– Kelly L.
“Miracle” Orthok My son Maxwell was literally losing his sight and the other eye doctor was just prescribing him with glasses which were just a band-aid remedy.WE brought my son here, and he couldn’t see beyond the first line eye test & then the doctor said let’s try the contact…
My son Maxwell was literally losing his sight and the other eye doctor was just prescribing him with glasses which were just a band-aid remedy.WE brought my son here, and he couldn’t see beyond the first line eye test & then the doctor said let’s try the contact lenses that he will have to wear just overnight.We put them in just for 30 minutes here at the office, he could see better than without glasses! We were instantly sold and 4 weeks later he can read every line on the eye test and even at the house, he can read things across the house. Honestly, the contacts are a miracle! God Bless
I, A, & M
Both my boys were seen by Bhavjt . My first son had a weak right eye and had to undergo therapy. I clearly remember the first 2-3 visits were full of drama . Bhavjit was very patient, she did not rush and ultimately my son felt very comfortable to a point that I did not accompany him in the examination room . All visits were very detailed and you could see that they did not line up appointments back to back . My second son was diagnosed with Mypoia, very common these days . Again excellent experience. I live inMill Creek and drive to Bellevue just because I trust Bhavjit and know she will give best advice and will take care of things .
FAQ for Orthok
Does Ortho-K improve eyesight? How does fix their vision?
I’m like LASIK surgery which actually correct your vision by flattening the center of the cornea, ortho-k gently reshapes the cornea through gas permeable lenses overnight and a natural holistic way. Orthokeratology is a non-surgical and fully reversible option that not only improves your vision, but it also allows children to enjoy the effects of clear vision during the day without eyewear.
If a patient is in their mid-30s, should they decide to go through laser vision correction or ortho-k?
A patient who is 35, after LASIK, may develop presbyopia in their 40s and 50s, which will require reading glasses. Ortho-k lenses however can be updated by your eye doctor so that they can be multifocal ortho-k lenses, allowing you to enjoy both close and far distance vision.
What are the side effects of Ortho k?
There are no known side effects from Orthok or complications. LASIK surgery, however, is known to product complications or side effects like dry eye, haloes, or floaters. Sinc LASIK can damage some of the nerves of the cornea, this can lead to permanent dry eye problems.
Why don’t more people choose Orthok over LASIK surgery?
Orthok is offered by a limited number of eye doctors, and LASIK is promoted widely by many surgical centers. Although Orthok is growing in popularity, these lenses have been around for many years.