Ortho-K

Ortho-K from Giant Optical

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Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) treatment is specially designed lenses that are used to reshape the cornea. They are ideal for patients who suffer from nearsightedness or other refractive errors. They are a great option without relying on eye surgery or the inconvenience of always wearing glasses or contact lenses. At Giant Optical in Hempstead, NY, we provide Ortho-K treatment and other eye care services. Learn more about Ortho-K below. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ortho-K?

Orthokeratology is an excellent option for the following types of patients:

  • Those who have myopia (nearsightedness).
  • People with less severe cases of astigmatism.
  • Younger children to stop the progression of myopia.
  • Physically active individuals who cannot wear glasses or contact lenses during sports activities.
  • People who work in labor and industrial jobs with dusty and dirty conditions that easily irritate the eyes.
  • Pilots, police officers, and similar professions would benefit from not needing to wear contacts or glasses. 

What Can You Expect?

We can evaluate your eyes thoroughly to determine if you are a good candidate for Ortho-K. It can take several weeks to achieve optimal vision from orthokeratology, but individual results vary from person to person. Improvements from Ortho-K are reversible. However, you can maintain vision by using the lenses as directed. 

Ortho-K Is Not Painful

The process of reshaping the cornea sounds like it would be painful, but it's not. The gentle squeezing of the cornea results from the lens forming an arch of fluid over the eye. This process causes the different parts of the cornea to take in fluid and ultimately change shape.

Ortho-K Is a Good Option for Children

Ortho-K presents a good alternative for children who are not eligible for LASIK. Additionally, many children who do not want to wear glasses can get good results from Ortho-K. Orthokeratology is effective for halting the progression of myopia in children.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for Ortho-K Treatment in Hampstead

Ortho-K is a highly effective treatment option for myopia in children and adults. Several factors make a person a good candidate. The best way to determine if you are the ideal candidate is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with a qualified eye doctor. At Giant Optical, we have been sharing the benefits of Ortho-K with residents of Hempstead, NY for many years. Call us today at (516) 481-2020 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.

 

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