"Ortho-K also means that your child is protected from significant risks of serious vision conditions later in life such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment. At the same time, he or she is freed from corrective lenses during the day."
What Is Myopia?
Myopia or “nearsightedness”, begins in childhood or the teenage years and is both extremely prevalent and on the rise worldwide. It is caused when the eye begins to lose it’s spherical shape and becomes elongated as a child grows. This causes light from distant objects to land in the front, rather than the center of the cornea, causing blurred and distorted vision. While glasses or regular contact lenses adjust for this distortion, they don’t address the underlying problem, which will continue to worsen into young-adulthood. Orthokeratology DOES address myopia and keeps it from getting any worse.
What Is The Process For Getting An Ortho-K Fitting?
At our Tukwila, WA Ortho-K clinic, patients undergo a full Ortho-K assessment before any fitting is made. Our Ortho-K specialist, Myopia Management Expert, Patricia Jitodai, OD, will assess the health of your eye, your exact corrective prescription, and whether or not you are a good candidate.
Once you have been approved and assessed, the Ortho-K process works more or less in three stages:
The Ortho-K Fitting
The Innovative Eyecare's Myopia Management Center uses advanced technology to map out your specific corneal topography in order to get the exact custom shape of the lenses required to best match your eyes.
Diagnostic Shaping Lens Trial
After the initial fitting, patients will be provided with detailed instruction on how to insert, remove, and care for the Ortho-K lenses. After a few brief intervals, Our Myopia Management optometrist will perform check-ups to evaluate changes in refraction and corneal topography. We will also verify that the lenses continue to fit properly and effectively. Minor adjustments will be made where required.
Long-Term Ortho-K Treatment
Once we have established that the initial fitting is successful, you will be required to occasionally have the progress of the Ortho-K assessed with an occasional long-term checkup. Any minor changes or adjustments can be made in order to ensure maximal comfort and success.
Ortho-K Is An Investment For A Lifetime!
As the saying goes “Education is the Best Legacy.” It is very important that you give your child sound, proper education. Unfortunately, an eye defect like myopia can hinder such a child from reading, writing, and learning. Orthokeratology offers a fast and effective solution to this eye defect.
By improving your child’s vision, you will be increasing his or her chances of learning and succeeding. This is definitely a lifetime investment for you and your child. The Orthokeratology procedure at Innovative Eyecare's Myopia Management Center is your best chance of controlling myopia.
Find Out More Or Book An Ortho-K Consultation Today!
Is your child finding it hard to read, learn, or see faraway objects? Don’t wait until the myopia gets worse. Avoid a new prescription and give your child the gift of healthy eyes for a lifetime. Get in touch with us today at Innovative Eyecare's Myopia Management Center.