Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K are Rigid Gas Permeable lenses, which correct myopia by gently reshaping the eye surface, thereby helping to regain good vision. Ortho-k is a great option for those that do not want to take the risks associated with surgery. It has the beneﬁt of not being permanent.The treatment can be discontinued at any time without permanent change to the eye.
Book an assessment with us. Our optometrists will conduct an eye examination and tailor the Ortho K lenses specifically for you according to your cornea.
While you sleep, these lenses work to mould and reshape the curvature of your cornea.
Ortho K lenses improve your vision after the first night of wear. When you wake the next day, the cornea would have been resculpted, and you will be able to see without any glasses or contact lenses.
The eye examination includes history taking, prescription check, eye pressure test, slit lamp biomicroscopy and fundus photography to determine the overall eye health status.
A 3D scanning of the eye corneal shape (Topography) will be conducted to gather detailed information of the eyeball. The Ortho-K lenses will be tailored to your eyes.
Our optometrist will guide you on how to wear and remove your Ortho-K lenses correctly. Regular follow-up examinations are essential to ensure your eye health is not compromised.
Treatment outcomes and duration varies across individuals. Generally, it takes 1 – 3 months, to achieve maximal correction. Sometimes, more than 1 set of lenses are needed. Regular follow-up visits are required for successful fitting to ensure and assess the health of your eyes and the condition of your lenses. When the treatment is completed, you will need to continue to wear a pair of “retainer” lenses.
Ortho-K lenses are not normal contact lenses and require precise designing, fitting and review process. Capitol Optical Optometrists are certified by Optometrists and Opticians board and possess valid qualifications in optometry. We have undergone up to date and specialised training in fitting Orthokeratology to ensure the safety of you and your child.