How does Ortho-K work?
LENSES THAT WORK WHEN YOU AREN’T WEARING THEM
COMFORT AND SAFETY
Who can benefit from Ortho-K?
PEOPLE WHO PLAY SPORTS — ESPECIALLY CONTACT AND WATER SPORTS
PEOPLE WORKING IN DUSTY OR DIRTY ENVIRONMENTS
PEOPLE WITH DRY EYES OR ALLERGIES
PEOPLE WHO WANT FREEDOM FROM THEIR GLASSES OR DAY WEAR CONTACT LENSES
CHILDREN WITH PROGRESSIVE MYOPIA
How are the lenses designed?
What will happen at Ortho-K appointments?
PREPARATION FOR CONTACT LENS WEAR
- Hold the top and bottom eyelids and lashes wide open with the middle finger of each hand. Look up and using the index finger on your hand that is holding your bottom eyelid and lashes, gently touch the white part of your eye.
- Practice inserting lubricating eye drops, holding your eye open as the drop goes in. When the drop touches the eye, try not to blink. It will be hard not to blink at first, however, with time you will desensitise to the feeling.
DELIVERY AND LENS INSTRUCTION APPOINTMENT
FIRST MORNING REVIEW
ONE WEEK REVIEW
ONGOING FOLLOW UP
What to Expect From Ortho-K?
FOLLOW-UPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
- Lens binding on awakening (this can easily and safely be dislodged following the provided instructions)
- Corneal Staining. Due to abrasion of the surface of the eye.
- Solution sensitivity.
- Fluctuating vision (if lenses have not centred properly or bubbles have been trapped under the lens)
- Microbial Keratitis. Infection of the cornea. Requires intensive treatment with topical antibiotics
WHEN TREATMENT IS COMPLETE
Frequently asked questions
HOW NEW IS ORTHO-K VISION CORRECTION?
Any contact lens has the potential to cause an infection in your eyes. Research shows the rate of infection using Ortho-K lenses is less than half compared to overnight wear of extended wear soft contact lenses.
Using correct hygiene and lens care regimes as well as replacing the lenses every one to two years significantly reduces the risk of Ortho-K related complications
A poorly fitted Ortho-K lens can result in corneal staining, which comprises the outer layer on the cornea, and increases the risk for infection. Rather than fit Ortho-K lenses through trial and error using a diagnostic lens from a trial case, EyeSpace software calculates and optimises the fit of each Forge Ortho-K lens to the topographical shape of the cornea.