Imagine correcting your vision problems while you sleep. This is indeed possible, thanks to an innovative optical treatment option called orthokeratology – or Ortho-K for short. Ortho-K can be used to treat moderate cases of myopia (nearsightedness) or farsightedness, as well as presbyopia and minor astigmatisms. Dr. Michael McQuillan, O.D. and team are pleased to offer this advanced eye care service to help our clients enjoy optimal vision.
Orthokeratology is a cutting-edge optical procedure that involves the use of specially developed contact lenses. These lenses are worn overnight and, over time, they gradually reshape the curvature of the cornea. Patients wearing Ortho-K lenses simply remove them in the morning and can then enjoy clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.
While orthokeratology is a safe and effective treatment option for patients of all ages, it is particularly beneficial for younger individuals who have been diagnosed with myopia. Used properly, Ortho-K lenses can slow the progression of nearsightedness and reduce the risk of developing other conditions often associated with myopia, such as glaucoma and retinal detachment.
Adult patients can use Ortho-K to eliminate the need to wear glasses or contacts during the day, while they are awake and active.
Dr. McQuillan is skilled and experienced in orthokeratology. If you’d like to learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment method or to find out if you’d be a good candidate, schedule a professional consultation today!