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What is Ortho K?


Ortho Keratology (Ortho K) is a completely safe and reversible method of correcting short-sightedness so that you can enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses during the day. Ortho K contact lenses work overnight while you sleep to gradually improve the shape of the eye. This makes them an extremely simple and convenient vision correction method compared to more invasive options such as laser eye surgery.


How does Ortho K work?

Ortho K lenses by EyeDream are advanced soft contact lenses that gently reshape the eye's natural curve to improve the surface of the cornea, which is the part of the eye that is responsible for focusing. The reshaping process is safe and comfortable, as it takes place overnight during sleep. When you wake in the morning and remove the contact lenses, your eyesight will be clear all day long! Most of the correction is achieved during the first night of wear and within a week your sight during the day will be completely 'treated'. If you decide to stop wearing the lenses, then the process is completely reversible: your eye shape and vision will return to normal.


Would I benefit from Ortho K?

Not everyone is suitable or will benefit from Ortho K, so it is best to speak with your optician to find out if you will be suitable. As a general rule, Ortho K benefits those with mild to moderate short-sightedness. 


If you suffer from short-sightedness and want freedom from contact lenses and glasses during the day, Ortho K could be the right solution for you. It offers temporary clear vision so that you do not have to rely on more uncomfortable and permanent procedures such as surgery. 


Children may also benefit from Ortho K and it is often used to control the progression of myopia in children. We reccommend you bring your child into the practice to speak to an optician if you think that they may benefit from vision correction lenses.


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