Orthokeratology Contact Lens

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K lenses are specialty contact lenses that after being worn overnight allow patients to see clearly the next day without using glasses or traditional contact lenses.

As a member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America and a Certified Wave Designer, Dr. Kyle Jones has gained a high level of experience and expertise over the past 22 years and has provided this cutting edge treatment for patients of all ages.

Contact us today to find out if orthokeratology treatment with Wave Corneal Molding contact lenses is the right treatment for you.

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About Orthokeratology treatment

What Is “Ortho-K”?

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a non-surgical vision correction procedure that can help improve your eyesight without the need for glasses or contact lenses. It uses specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses to reshape the cornea while you sleep and reduce refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. If you are considering orthokeratology, there are a few factors to consider to determine if you might be a good candidate for the procedure.

First, your optometrist will perform a comprehensive eye exam to detect any underlying conditions or diseases that could potentially affect your candidacy. This exam will also measure your refractive errors and determine which type of Ortho-K lens would be best suited for your eyes.

Second, as with all contact lenses, Ortho-K requires a certain degree of discipline in order to ensure its success. Patients must be willing to wear the lens for a minimum of five nights a week and adhere to proper contact lens hygiene and safety protocols while wearing it.

Finally, because Ortho-K is a temporary solution to improve eyesight, it may not be suitable for everyone. For instance, if you have an excessively high prescription or suffer from presbyopia, which is the age-related gradual loss of near vision, this procedure may not be as effective in improving your eyesight.

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for Ortho-K, consult with your optometrist and discuss all of the factors involved. With their help, you can determine if this procedure is right for you.

Why Ortho-K?

Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality orthokeratology treatment available, while delivering a personalized experience in a safe and caring environment. We strive to empower our patients with knowledge and understanding of their eye health, allowing them to make informed decisions about their vision care. By combining the latest advancements in technology with a compassionate approach to patient care, we are dedicated to helping our patients reach and maintain their optimal vision. We believe that every person deserves a lifetime of healthy vision, and it is our goal to help them get there.

Our approach to orthokeratology is rooted in a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the eye. We strive to empower our patients with knowledge and understanding of their eye health, allowing them to make informed decisions about their vision care. In addition, we stay ahead of the curve by continuously researching new advancements in technology and eye care treatments so that we can offer the latest and most advanced options to our patients.

Benefits of Ortho-K

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No invasive surgery necessary

Ortho-K is a non-surgical procedure that does not require any cutting or incisions.

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Improved vision without glasses or contact lenses

Ortho-K reshapes the cornea while you sleep and can help reduce refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism.

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Long lasting results

Ortho-K can provide lasting effects that last anywhere from weeks to months.

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Cost-effective solution

Ortho-K is typically less expensive than other vision correction procedures such as LASIK surgery.

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Is Ortho-K a good fit for you?

What is orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, also known as “ortho-K,” is a non-invasive treatment designed to temporarily reshape the cornea with specially designed contact lenses to reduce or eliminate myopia (nearsightedness) without the use of glasses or surgery.

Who is a good candidate for orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is typically a safe and effective solution for those with mild to moderate amounts of myopia (up to -6 diopters). It may also be beneficial for those with astigmatism. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to consult with an eye care professional who is experienced in orthokeratology treatments.

What types of contact lenses are used in orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology requires the use of custom-designed, gas permeable contact lenses that are specifically designed to gently reshape the cornea. These lenses are often called “ortho-K” or specialty contact lenses.

How long does orthokeratology treatment last?

The effects of orthokeratology can last anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the prescription and individual factors. To maintain the desired results, periodic follow-up visits and lenses changes may be needed.

Are there any other alternatives to orthokeratology?

Other non-surgical options for vision correction include glasses, contact lenses, and laser refractive surgery. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of all options with your eye care professional in order to determine which treatment is best for you.

Is orthokeratology safe?

Orthokeratology is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment for correcting myopia. However, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your eye care professional prior to beginning treatment.

What are the possible side effects of orthokeratology?

The most common side effect associated with orthokeratology is temporary eye discomfort, which can usually be managed by adjusting the contact lens fit. Other potential side effects include dry eyes and infection. Your eye care professional can help you determine if orthokeratology is a safe and effective option for you.

What should I expect during an orthokeratology fitting?

The process typically includes an eye exam, measurements of your cornea, and then a custom-fitting of the contact lenses to ensure that they are comfortable and provide the desired vision correction. Follow-up visits may also be needed in order to monitor your progress.

How much does orthokeratology cost?

The cost of orthokeratology will vary depending on the type of contact lenses used, your prescription, and other factors. Your eye care professional can provide you with an estimate of costs based on your individual needs.

Where can I find an orthokeratology specialist?

Funny you should ask! To locate an ortho-k specialist in Atlanta look no further than the Georgia Eye Center/Specialty Contact Lens Institute of the South. Our orthokeratology specialist, Dr. Kyle Jones is a member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America and a Certified Wave Contact Lens Designer. He has years of experience fitting patients of all ages with both Wave Corneal Molding contact lenses and accelerated orthokeratology contact lenses. It is important to ensure that the provider you choose has specialized training in orthokeratology. Contact us today for a consultation!

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