Ortho-K Experts in Northern Virginia
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a non-surgical method designed to correct vision by reshaping the cornea while you sleep. By wearing specialized contact lenses at night, you can enjoy clear vision during the day without the help of eyeglasses or contact lenses. At NVDO, we offer Ortho-K in Reston, Falls Church, Crystal City and Alexandria.
Benefits of Ortho-K
Aside from improving vision, Ortho-K offers many benefits such as:
- Conveniency: Since you wear contact lenses while you sleep, Ortho-K simplifies vision correction.
- Long-lasting Effects: Clear vision without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses can be enjoyed for a day or two, or sometimes even longer. For best results, however, Ortho-K lenses should be worn every night.
- Safety: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration deemed Ortho-K safe in 2002, approving the use of highly breathable gas-permeable contact lenses for overnight wear for the treatment.
- Reversibility: Should you wish to cease Ortho-K treatment, you can stop without serious repercussions. You may have to allow some time to pass, however, to let your corneas revert back to their original shape if you’re looking to undergo LASIK surgery.
Who Can Get Ortho-K?
Anyone! Whether it’s your first time receiving vision correction treatment or have been wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses for years, you can get Ortho-K. Even children too young to get LASIK surgery or are not ideal candidates for refractive surgery due to other reasons can use Ortho-K lenses without difficulty.
Most people with mild to moderate myopia (with or without mild astigmatism) are good candidates for the treatment, although it is also possible for Ortho-K to be used to address hyperopia and presbyopia. Those who work in certain environments or engage in contact sports where wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses in Northern VA may be problematic may also find benefit in the treatment.
Experience Exceptional Vision Correction Today!
Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry has more than 45 years of experience providing patients in Falls Church, Crystal City, Alexandria, and Reston with the best level of eye care possible. To learn more about what Ortho-K can do for you, schedule an eye exam with us today! Call us at one of our locations or you can also fill out our online request form.