Ortho-k is available for patients with a Spherical spectacle prescription of up to -5.00D and Astigmatism of up to -2.50D.
Ortho-k is ideal for most people who are short sighted especially:
- Sporty or active people – including swimming, football, rugby and gym
- Young people – Orthokeratology can help reduce the progression of shortsightedness
- People who have considered laser surgery but are worried about the risks
- People who find that soft contact lenses are uncomfortable or spectacles inconvenient
Orthokeratology for Children
Ortho-k is fantastic for short sighted children, giving them the freedom to enjoy a life without the limitations of spectacles or daily wear contact lenses.
Numerous studies have shown that Orthokeratology can dramatically slow or even stop the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children and young adults. Subsequently they can reduce the risk of developing associated problems, such as glaucoma, in adulthood.
Extensive research worldwide has shown Orthokeratology has the greatest effect on the slowing of myopia progression. It is thought that the effect on myopia control may be greatest with Orthokeratology because the reshaping of the front of the eye is combined with the refocusing of the
light that reaches the peripheral retina. The effect is not guaranteed, as results vary for individual children, but it has never been shown to make children more short-sighted.
For more information about myopia control visit www.myopiaprevention.org.
Peace of Mind for Parents
With Orthokeratology all lens wear is done overnight so the lenses are not worn out of the house, which means less worry about lost lenses or spectacles! Also, daytime is free of spectacles and lens wear so children can take part in all activities and sports without having to worry about their vision.
What does Orthokeratology cost?
Treatment plans include consultations, all Ortho-k lenses and cleaning solutions as well as replacements for broken or lost lenses. Plans start from £45 per month and there is a one-off consultation fee of £150.
Call us on 020 8689 0011 for more information.