When a patient has myopia, also called nearsightedness, they should see an optometrist to get the vision correction they need. One of these myopia management techniques is ortho-k specialty lenses, which come with several myths. When you need these specialty lenses, contact Giant Optical in Hempstead, NY.

Squeezing the Cornea

One common myth about ortho-k is that it squeezes the cornea to reshape it. However, this isn't true. The cornea is highly flexible and will adapt to the shape of the specialty lenses without any need for squeezing. The pressure that is put on the cornea is mild and it will return to the shape it had before when the contacts are no longer worn.

Complicated Fitting

Many people believe that getting ortho-k contacts is highly complicated and that it takes a long time. It does take a bit longer than a regular fitting for contact lenses, but it isn't nearly as complicated as many people think. There is a device used to create a map of your eye's surface so that the contacts can be made for a custom fit.

It Makes You Get Eye Infections

When you sleep in regular contacts, it can make you more likely to get an eye infection. Because of this, many people believe that ortho-k contacts do this because they are worn at night. However, they are made specifically to be worn while you're asleep and are constructed much differently than typical contact lenses. It won't make you more prone to getting eye infections.

They Are Useless Because They Are Temporary

Another common myth is that because they are only used temporarily, there is no reason to use them. However, even though they aren't worn forever, they do make a difference in your vision, and they work quickly.

Visit Our Optometry Center in Hempstead, NY

When you want to make a difference in your vision with ortho-k or another form of vision correction, it is time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldberg at Giant Optical. Call our team today at (516) 481-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

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