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Wake up to clear vision every single day. No more contacts, no more glasses.

Dont wait, take the first step towards clear vision now! Our Ortho-K lenses starts at $499 through payment plans.

  • Freedom from Glasses: Say goodbye to the hassle of glasses, soft contact lenses, and surgery. Ortho K, also known as Orthokeratology, is a revolutionary way to reverse short-sightedness naturally. These fitted lenses correct your vision while you sleep, allowing you to wake up free from glasses throughout the day!
  • Safe & Effective for All Ages: Ortho-k lenses are typically made of a rigid gas-permeable material, allowing oxygen to reach the cornea during overnight wear. These lenses are safe for people of all ages, including young children.
  • Slow Myopia Progression: Transform your child’s future with Myopia Control. Orthokeratology reduces myopic progression by reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors, including myopia, so that you can see clearly during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Ortho K is often recommended for children with progressing myopia.
  • Non-Surgical & Reversible: Ortho K lenses offer a reversible and non-surgical alternative to gently improve your vision and slow myopia progression. It involves the use of specially designed contact lenses that are worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea, the front surface of the eye. The non-permanent nature of the correction is an advantage for those who may wish to discontinue for any reason.
  • Advanced Technology & Safety: Orthokeratology technology has been around for several decades and has gained approval from health authorities worldwide. In 1994, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial approval for Ortho K lenses and overnight wear was granted in 2002, allowing individuals to wear the lenses while sleeping for corneal reshaping. Individuals interested in Ortho K can trust in the established safety profile of the technology when prescribed and monitored by qualified eye care professionals.
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    Experience the freedom of clear vision with Ortho K!

    Discover the power of Ortho K with Eye Philosophy, one of Melbourne’s top providers! Our holistic approach includes assessing your eyes for suitability and making it easy to get started with this innovative technology. Using state-of-the-art digital imaging, our specialty lies in crafting personalized nighttime contact lenses that softly shape the curvature of your eye to enhance your vision. Say goodbye to the hassle of glasses or daytime contacts and hello to clear vision with Ortho-K from Eye Philosophy!
    Ortho-K at Eye Philosophy

    How do I get started?

    1. Book an Assessment:

    The first step in our process is to book an assessment for a Comprehensive Eye Test, during which our experts will evaluate your eyesight and the overall health and condition of your eyes. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your needs and concerns and ask any questions you may have.

    2. Measurement and Appointment:

    Using our advanced corneal topographer, precisely measure the shape of your cornea to ensure pinpoint accuracy in designing your custom lenses through our measurement and assessment process.

    3. Design and Production:

    After taking your measurements, our expert Optometrist sends them to a specialized laboratory in New Zealand to ensure the highest quality lenses are crafted for you. The design and production process takes approximately two weeks from the date of your consultation. Once your custom lenses are ready, our experts will contact you to arrange for their delivery.

    4. Ortho-K Appointment:

    Once your Ortho-K lenses are ready, your Optometrist will schedule an appointment to teach you how to properly wear and care for them. Our goal is to ensure that you achieve the best possible results with Ortho-K, so they will provide detailed guidance on how to wear the lenses, as well as tips on dos and don’ts and proper lens maintenance, to help you get the most out of your new Ortho-K lenses.

    5. Go to sleep:

    Before going to bed, carefully insert your Ortho-K lenses following the guidance and instructions provided. Be sure to use plenty of lubricating eye drops. As you sleep through the night, the lenses will work their magic to reshape your cornea and improve your vision.

    6. Wake up with Clear Vision:

    Upon waking up, remove your lenses carefully following the instructions. You may be amazed by the level of vision improvement achieved after just one night of wearing them. Experience a day without the need for glasses or contacts!

    The idea of corneal reshaping to correct myopia may have originated more than 200 years ago when the Samurai’s used bags of sand resting on their closed eyelids to improve their vision prior to going to war.

    Reshaping the cornea using standard rigid contact lenses was first reported in 1962 at the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists conference in Chicago, by George Jessen who described his “orthofocus” procedure. Unfortunately, this process took too long, and results were unpredictable. With technological advancements in lens materials and manufacturing, the modern reverse geometry Orthokeratology lens was introduced in the late 1980’s.11 In 1994, the United States FDA granted the first ever daily wear approval for Ortho-K and in June 2002, the FDA granted approval for overnight wear Ortho-K.

    There is no specific age restriction for Orthokeratology. Children as young as five have successfully and safely received Ortho-K corneal reshaping. These lenses are scientifically proven to reduce or halt the progression of myopia, a process called myopia control and is one of the most popular methods of myopia control vision correction in children and teenagers.
    No. If you stop wearing your lenses, your vision will return to its original state within one to four weeks.

    There is no specific age restriction for Orthokeratology. Children as young as five have successfully and safely received Ortho-K corneal reshaping. These lenses are scientifically proven to reduce or halt the progression of myopia, a process called myopia control and is one of the most popular methods of myopia control vision correction in children and teenagers.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 related complications.

    A poorly fitted 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 lens to the topographical shape of the cornea.

    Forge Ortho- K contact lenses are manufactured from hyper-Dk rigid gas permeable (RGP) plastics. The same lens materials are used for day wear corneal RGP lenses, however, it is the back surface geometry that differs. Rather than a lens geometry that aligns to the surface of the cornea, an Ortho-K lens has a centre zone that provides the template curvature that the cornea is to be reshaped to, followed a peripheral zone that creates a tear channel, and fits to the shape of the peripheral cornea. Another key feature is the diameter of a lens, day wear RGP’s are typically 8.00 to 10.00mm, Ortho-K 10.00 to 12.00mm, and soft lenses 14.00 to 15.00mm.
    Yes, while the back surface of the lens reshapes your eye, the front surface of the lens provides clear optics for your vision. One of the great features of Ortho-K is your vision will always be clear whether the lenses are in or out of the eye. That means if you get up at night you will still be able to see. We do not recommend wearing your lenses during the day as this may compromise corneal health and vision over time.
    During the initial period of therapy, you will need to wear your lenses every night to ensure clear vision during the day. As the correction stabilises, some people with low prescriptions may still get great daytime vision by wearing the lenses only every second night. However, this is not guaranteed. Patients requiring higher prescription correction will most likely need to wear the lenses every night for optimum vision.
    Most people will notice a slight deterioration in the quality of their vision the next day due to the cornea slowly changing back to its original shape. Restarting the Ortho-K therapy the next night will restore your vision within a day or two.
    Most patients have rapid improvement in the first few days of therapy. Usually, after the first night of wear, 50% of the required correction is achieved. Optimum, stable vision for most will require between 10-14 days of treatment depending on the prescription.
    The recommendation is to replace your lenses every one to two years depending on their condition. Timely replacement of the lenses maximises the quality of the Ortho-K reshaping, as wear and tear will compromise its effect over time. Regular replacement decreases the chance of infection or inflammatory events from a scratched or dirty lens. You should bring your lenses to every appointment to allow your optometrist to check their condition under the microscope.
    The cost of Ortho-K vision correction is much less than the cost of laser vision correction. It is completely reversible and does not have the potential to worsen your dry eyes to the same extent as laser correction. Also, as patients reach their mid-forties and start needing help for their near vision, Ortho-K therapy can be modified to give clear vision at all distances without a pair of glasses, unlike a one-off laser procedure.
    The myopia control effect will last as long as you use your Ortho-K lenses. It’s expected that patients who start Orthokeratology for myopia control continue to use them until their early twenties when myopia tends to stabilise. The decision to stop should be made with your optometrist, and prescription and eye length should be closely monitored for possible regression. In most cases, patients are so happy with their lenses that they continue to wear them well into adulthood!
    You will need to purchase solutions to store and clean your lenses, as well as lubricating drops for lens insertion.
    A full eye exam is required. The overall health of the eye, as well as vision and corneal shape, will be assessed to establish if your eyes are suitable.
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