Have you begun to hear a lot about Ortho-k treatments and what they can do to improve vision? Are you looking for an eye doctor who is very familiar with orthokeratology and is an expert in fitting Ortho-k lenses? If so, you will be very pleased with the treatment for Ortho-k in Pearland that you will get at our vision practice.
At Today’s Vision Pearland we provide excellent treatment for Ortho-k in Pearland. Our two expert and highly-trained optometrists are Dr. Dianne B. Dao and Dr. Mintra Sattam. Our eye care office is dedicated to providing exemplary optometric care. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment which helps us provide effective and safe Ortho-k treatment. Ortho-k is an innovative way of reshaping a patient’s cornea so he or she does not need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. At nighttime, Ortho-k patients wear specially designed gas permeable contact lenses. As you sleep, the lens will gently reshape your cornea. The lenses are removed when you awaken, and you are able to face your day without wearing any corrective lenses or eyeglasses. This service is excellent for patients who have mild to moderate myopia, or who are ineligible for LASIK surgery. Since LASIK surgery generally is not performed until the patient is 18 years old, Ortho-K can be an effective temporary alternative until LASIK can be approved.
Our eye doctor reports that Ortho-k in Pearland generally produces results that allow the patient to see with 20/40 vision or better without wearing glasses or contact lenses. Ortho-K is a great treatment to correct the refractive problems of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. It can also sometimes used to correct presbyopia, which causes the need for bifocals or reading glasses in adults. Ortho-k can also sometimes slow the progression of childhood myopia (nearsightedness). Ortho-k treatments can be performed with different types of gas permeable lenses or corneal reshaping fitting lenses. Ortho-k therapy can be a great way for patients to avoid having to wear glasses or contacts, when it would cause problems. For example, for those patients who are active in certain contact sports, or who swim a lot, wearing eyeglasses or contacts can cause problems. Ortho-k therapy allows these patients to enjoy their days and their sports time free of concerns that go with wearing eyeglasses or even contact lenses. If you would like to learn more about Ortho-k therapy, make an appointment to come in and be seen by one of our expert optometrists.