SLEEP YOUR WAY TO CLEAR VISION 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!
ORTHOKERATOLOGY FOR ADULTS:
One of the biggest breakthroughs in correcting your myopia (aka nearsightedness) or hyperopia (aka farsightedness) is a process called Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, for short. It is a revolutionary system that accomplishes three things-it corrects your vision while you sleep, removes the need for daytime distance glasses/contacts, and allows you to avoid dryness, irritation, or allergies with traditional contacts.
HOW IT KEEPS YOUR EYES HEALTHY:
Relative to wearing soft contacts, which are worn for a period of 12-18 hours a day, Ortho-K lenses are only worn while you sleep, so the overall wear-time is much less. Additionally, these lenses are only worn under clean conditions (you’re at home!) so there’s much less of a chance of allergies and virus/bacterial deposits.
HOW IT GIVES YOU CLEAR VISION:
You wear a special retainer-like lens to sleep and upon waking, you remove the lenses. When the lenses are off, you will be able to see clearly for the rest of the day. Glasses or traditional contacts will never have to be worn again for the distance so long as you wear your Ortho-K lenses to bed every night. Depending on your needs for reading, Ortho-K can be modified to enhance your reading vision, but reading glasses might still be needed depending on your age and intensity of your near-work.
WHAT ELSE MAKES ORTHO-K UNIQUE?
Ortho-K is only worn while in the comfort and cleanliness of your own home so you will never have to worry about losing/breaking/tearing glasses/contacts while at work or participating in sports. It is a great option for farsighted patients who are having trouble adapting to wearing glasses. Additionally, it is also a wonderful option for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, or patients with dry eyes or severe allergies who can no longer tolerate soft contact lenses.
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