Creating a New Way to See With Ortho-K
Imagine being able to see the world without the hassle of glasses or contacts. It’s possible with Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) from Lumen Optometric. Ortho-K is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that corrects your vision by gently reshaping your eyes while you sleep. In the morning, you simply remove your custom Ortho-K lenses and experience clear vision all day!
Ortho-K brings clear vision to children, teens, and adults, but our approach to treating vision differs greatly based on age. When it comes to children, Lumen Optometric focuses on keeping their eyes healthier in the long run by slowing or stopping nearsightedness (myopia). For adults, we use Ortho-K as a non-surgical, reversible option to LASIK. But regardless of your needs, your vision is in good hands. Lumen Optometric is the only eye clinic in Los Angeles County that fits 100% doctor-designed, fully-custom Ortho-K lenses.
Ortho-K for Kids & Teens
Our goal with pediatric Ortho-K is to protect the health of your child’s eyes. It’s a big problem when a child experiences progressive prescription changes, and our best chance to slow or stop myopia is when your child’s prescription is low. When custom-designed Ortho-K lenses are worn nightly, the progression of myopia can be slowed by at least 40% to 50%. This gives your child clear vision and eliminates the need to wear daytime glasses or contacts.
As a family-owned eye clinic, Lumen Optometric takes the questions you have about your child’s vision seriously. If you’re interested in learning more about our professional Ortho-K services, we can gladly send you an e-book with detailed information. You can also read more about managing your child’s myopia here.
Ortho-K for Adults
Ortho-K is also a great option for adults who meet the following criteria:
- A desire for freedom from glasses or daytime contacts
- Physically active or play sports
- Swim or surf
- Suffer from contact lens-related dry eye, contact lens infections, or allergies
- Want the benefits of LASIK without the risk of permanent side effects
Lumen Optometric is happy to answer any questions you may have about Ortho-K, and for your convenience, we’ve compiled an FAQ.
How does it work?
We design custom-fit Ortho-K lenses that mold to your eyes while you sleep. The lenses are designed to provide clear vision from the moment you wake up until bedtime. Some OK patients even experience two days of full clarity with only one night’s wear!
Is it safe?
The FDA and numerous studies have proven that orthokeratology is safe. The lenses are only worn for seven to eight hours while you’re sleeping. That’s quite a difference when compared to traditional soft lenses that are typically worn for 10 to 24 hours.
My eyes are dry with soft contacts. Will Ortho-K help with dryness?
Yes! With Ortho-K, lenses are not worn throughout the day. That means your eyes will not feel dry like they do when you’re wearing soft contacts.
How many times do I need to wear Ortho-K lenses before I see clearly?
Depending on your prescription and corneal elasticity, full correction can take as little as one to two weeks. Patients are often happy after a few nights of wear, but in cases with high prescriptions, full clarity may take three to four weeks. In the interim, the transition to full clarity is eased with temporary loaner glasses. Once you arrive at a stable point, nightly wear will maintain your clear vision.
Are there age limitations?
Definitely not. As long as your prescription, eye health, sleep schedule, visual needs, and visual expectations are all in line with what Ortho-K can offer, there are no age limitations.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Lumen Optometric is the only eye care provider in the San Gabriel Valley to design 100% custom Ortho-K lenses. We also take great care in guiding our patients through the orthokeratology process. Your comfort, health, and vision are important to us, so reach out to schedule a consultation with our expert optometrist! Give Lumen Optometric a call at (626) 921-0199 or contact us online to learn more about our high-quality Ortho-K services.