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If you are short sighted (myopic) you probably wear spectacles or contact lenses or you may be considering refractive surgery. Now there is a safe, convenient and non-surgical alternative.

What is Ortho-K and how does it work?

Ortho-K or orthokeratology gently reshapes the cornea (the clear dome of tissue at the front of you eye) using special contact lenses while you sleep. Upon waking you remove the lenses leaving your corneas the correct shape to see clearly without assistance.

What does the treatment involve?

Our Optometrists will first assess if your prescription and cornea shape are suitable for this treatment, then you will have an overnight trial wearing special lenses. The following morning your eyes will be assessed and any lens adjustments made. From then on the lenses need to be worn overnight a few times a week. If you stop using the lenses, your corneas gradually returns to their original shape.

What if I’ve been unsuccessful with contacts before?

There is a good chance you will still be able to succeed with Ortho-K. Many contact lens wearers stop because of dryness or discomfort. These are usually not an issue with Ortho-K because the lenses are only worn while you sleep.