Orthokeratology has been our specialty for nearly 20 years, and yet you may only be learning about it now. What is Ortho-K, and why should you know about it? Why is it not a treatment that is wildly popular if it's so great? Who should you see for a proper consultation? Why are you hearing about it now, and why is it suddenly such an important option especially for children?
These questions need to be answered for you to understand this exciting treatment option. Ortho-K is for patients of all ages. For adults, orthokeratology is a safe and easy alternative to LASIK, contact lenses and glasses. For children, it is also an alternative to glasses and contact lenses, however, Ortho-K is even more important for children since it has been proven in many studies to slow down or stop the progression for nearsightedness (Myopia).