Correct Your Vision While You Sleep!
Ortho-K is the most exciting thing happening in eye care today. Using custom designed corneal retainer lenses, we are able to:
- mold away myopia (nearsight), hyperopia (farsight), astigmatism, and presbyopia in adults, and
- prevent myopia from developing and worsening in children.
Ortho-K (short for “Orthokeratology”) goes by a number of different names, among them Corneal Molding, Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), Corneal Re-Shaping, and “eye retainers”. Developed over the past 50 years, Ortho-K has gained wide recognition as a safer and less expensive alternative to LASIK refractive surgery. Using specially designed overnight wear rigid gas permeable contact lenses, we can re-shape the cornea while you sleep, so when you wake up and remove the lenses, your vision is clear all day without glasses or contacts. Besides stopping the progression of myopia in children, Ortho-K lenses can also be designed for people of all ages to temporarily eliminate myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Ortho-K LENS to Correct Myopia
Ortho-K works, not by compression, but by creating a gentle suctional force that pulls the central tear layer and corneal epithelium outward, resulting in central corneal flattening.
Corneal curvature change: Ortho-K for myopia
Ortho-K LENS to Correct Hyperopia (farsight)
Ortho-K (for hyperopia) works by creating a gentle suctional force that pulls the tear layer and corneal epithelium inward, resulting in central corneal steepening and peripheral corneal flattening.
Corneal curvature change: Ortho-K for hyperopia
WAVE Custom Designed Lenses Offer Unrivaled Advantages:
There are a number of different Ortho-K lenses available, but Dr. Jeruss has preferred to use WAVE lenses since 2004. WAVE lenses are the only ones that can be custom designed with:
- any overall lens diameter (to fit different sized corneas), including corneoscleral (larger than cornea).
- any optic (treatment) zone curvature and diameter (to correct much higher refractive errors than other lenses are capable of, and to adjust for different pupil sizes).
- a “decentered optic (treatment) zone” (to counteract excessive lens decentration and turn a failing case into a success!). *** In March 2016, Dr. Jeruss was the first person in the world to design a decentered optic zone! This was such an important development for Ortho-K that it was just incorporated into the latest version of the WAVE software!
- any reverse zone (“pull” zone) curvature and diameter (to create faster treatment)
- any slope between the treatment zone and the reverse zone (to create different amounts of peripheral myopic defocus for stopping myopia progression)
- any alignment zone width and curvature and slope (to improve lens centration)
- any edge width and degree of lift (to improve comfort)
- any overall power (to allow for clear vision with daily wear, if desired)
- any center and edge thickness (to prevent lens warping and improve comfort)
Other Resources about Myopia, Ortho-K, and Myopia Control:
- Myopia Prevention and Control myopiaprevention.org/index.html
(contains HUNDREDS of articles and studies on myopia control)
- The Ortho-K Network ortho-k.net/
- WAVE Contact Lenses http://www.wavelenspatient.com/index.html
- All About Vision allaboutvision.com/parents/myopia.htm
- Eye to Eye Vision Center Facebook page
(click on our Facebook link to see our patient video testimonials on Ortho-K and Myopia Control)
Dr Jeruss TV Interview