Orthokeratology, also known as 'Ortho-k,' is a safe, painless, non-surgical, and reversible method to vision correction. It involves wearing a customized FDA-approved gas permeable lens only to sleep at night to gently reshape your cornea. Just like night time dental retainers, it allows proper alignment to occur so that light can be redirected properly onto your retina. This allows for clear 20/20 vision when you wake up without needing glasses or contacts throughout the day.
Refractive conditions cause blurry vision and can result from longer, shorter, or irregularly shaped eyes. The most common condition is myopia, which can start during childhood but continue to increase into your adult years. It is caused by mostly genetics but environmental factors as well. Recent studies have showed a new generational increase in myopia proportionate wit an increased use of computer and mobile devices.