Orthokeratology: Is it for You?

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Description: Orthokeratology offers temporary vision correction with special contact lenses that you wear overnight. Call Advanced Eyecare of Chino at (909) 627-7518 to learn more.

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<h1>Orthokeratology: Is it for You?</h1> 

<h2>Special Contact Lenses Correct Your Vision While You Sleep</h2>

Orthokeratology is a way to correct vision temporarily, with gas-permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. They reshape your cornea to improve your vision by reducing the effects of conditions like myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. These special lenses press lightly on the corneas of your eyes as you sleep, gradually reshaping them so that you wake up with better vision. The effects can last up to 72 hours. Many people choose orthokeratology (otherwise known as Ortho-K) as a treatment because they don’t want to have eye surgery. Others want to discontinue wearing ordinary contact lenses all day, every day. Still others want to be able to drive without having to wear glasses.

<h2>How Well Does Ortho-K Work?</h2>

More than 90 percent of patients treated with Ortho-K achieve 20/40 vision or better. 20/40 is the legal requirement in most U.S. states for driving without glasses. Approximately 65 percent of patients treated with Ortho-K achieve 20/20 eyesight. The full effects of Ortho-K may not be felt until the lenses have been worn overnight for two to three weeks. If use is discontinued, the cornea will return to its normal shape within three days. If you are considering Ortho-K, it is important that you are willing and able to wear the contacts every night, as recommended. Having a successful outcome – stable vision throughout the day – also depends on making sure your contact lenses are the right fit for your eyes.

<h2>Ask Dr. Jay Chao if Ortho-K is Right for You</h2>

Call (909) 627-7518 or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment. Dr. Chao will examine and measure your eyes using the latest technology. If Ortho-K is right for your particular eye condition, Dr. Chao and his team of professionals will guide you through the process. Contact Advanced Eyecare of Chino and enjoy better vision without surgery.