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Orthokeratology (ortho-k)

Orthokeratology can offer clear vision without surgery, glasses, or daytime contacts.

Imagine correcting your eyesight without wearing eyeglasses or wearing contact lens during the day, letting specialized lenses do the work while you sleep? Corneal reshaping through the nightly wearing of special ortho-k contact lenses may be an option for you.

What is ortho-k?

Ortho-k uses specially designed, gas-permeable contact lenses to reshape your cornea while you sleep. You might think of it as training your cornea. When you wake up and remove your ortho-k lenses, your vision is clear, and typically remains clear throughout the day. If you stop using the ortho-k lenses, your cornea will revert to its original shape, and your vision will go back to how it was before you started.

What visual problems can ortho-k correct, and am I a good candidate?

Your doctor at Broadway Vision Source will best be able to answer that for you. But in short, ortho-k is frequently used to address myopia (nearsightedness), and in some cases to address hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. If eyeglasses are an inconvenient hassle, or if wearing contact lenses all day is uncomfortable, it may be worth your time to explore ortho-k may as a solution.

To learn more about your options, please schedule an appointment with your doctor at Broadway Vision Source, and see whether ortho-k will work for you.