Did You Know That Myopia Is Skyrocketing in the US & Canada?
50% of the global population is expected to be myopic by 2050.
Not only does it cause nearsightedness and makes it harder to see far away objects, but myopia is also associated with other conditions, such as:
- Retinal atrophy
- Macular degeneration
- Higher risk of glaucoma
- Greater likelihood of retinal detachment
- Lattice degeneration
That’s why it is critical to do something about your myopia right away!
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How Orthokeratology Slows Myopia Progression
Imagine waking up every morning with clear and sharp vision. Thanks to these specialty lenses, you don’t have to wear glasses or contacts during the day, and best of all — it’s surgery-free.
Ortho-K slows or halts eye elongation in children and teens, which radically reduces the risk of myopia progression.
Children and adults with myopia can use Ortho-K lenses to reshape the cornea. Simply insert at night before going to bed and remove them in the morning to see clearly.
Here's How Ortho-K Works
Worn While You Sleep
Insert custom-designed these gas permeable lenses at night before going to bed
Changes the Shape of the Cornea
These lenses reshape the cornea overnight and halt the elongation of the eyeball overtime
Enjoy Clear Vision the Next Day
Remove the lenses in the morning and see clearly during the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Slows Myopia Progression
Ortho-K slows myopia progression in children as young as 8, thus lowering the risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal detachment later in life.
Compassionate Care and Expertise You Can Trust
Seashore Optical was founded by XX, whose valued expertise and passion for eye care inspire successful patient care. We make the patient the first priority and offer high-quality services, such as diagnostic and yearly eye exams, as well as proven eye treatments designed specifically for each patient’s needs. Our main area of focus is myopia care and treatments to slow myopia progression in children.
Most people with mild to moderate myopia, with mild astigmatism and some cases of presbyopia are good candidates for Ortho-K. Children over the age of 8 and young adults who want to be free of glasses and contacts but who are not not good candidates for refractive surgery due to age or other reasons (i.e. severe dry eyes, high costs, health risks) often are good candidates. Those who lead active lifestyles and who participate in contact sports also benefit from Ortho-K.
Our practice has seen fantastic results in patients with mild astigmatism, but high astigmatism is normally more complex in the design and fit. We can design a mold for your specific cornea, but it will depend on the individual case. An in-person consultation and eye evaluation will allow us to better determine whether it's feasible.
Our patients consistently report improved vision after using Ortho-K. Some patients can experience perfect vision after a day or two of overnight Ortho-K. But higher prescriptions can take 2 or more weeks for maximum correction.
Ortho-K lenses don't aggravate dry eyes, since tear evaporation, a main cause of dry eye, doesn't occur when the eyes are closed during sleep. However, those with severe dry eyes may apply artificial tears or other drops prior to inserting Ortho-K lenses at night. Dry eyes resulting from arthritis or collagen-vascular disease may interfere with this treatment, but this can be determined during the eye doctor's assessment.
Initial improvements are seen within 1-2 days, but for high prescriptions the full visual improvement can take 1-2 weeks. Keep in mind that the refractive state regresses to pretreatment levels once the lens is no longer worn.
Ortho-K lenses do not hurt and should not hurt. Certain people may feel a slight foreign body sensation, but with time, the eyes become desensitised to the lenses.