Initially, Orthokeratology attracted the interest of adults who wanted to enter specific careers such as pilots, police officers and the military. Many adults just want to be able to see more clearly, both for distance and for near. Some people want to be able to see unencumbered by eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses. Soft lenses can feel dry after several hours of wear, particularly for individuals that spend considerable time on the computer.
Ortho-K is particularly appealing for people who work in dusty, dirty environments that can make contact lens wear difficult. Parents wanting their children to play sports without having to wear eyeglasses.
Ortho-K has the advantage that it can be discontinued at any time without permanent change to the eye. If modifications are needed to enable more precise reading, that is possible too. People of any age can benefit from the procedure, as long as their eyes are healthy.
Some Advantages to Orthokeratology over Contact Lenses or Glasses
- Wearing Sunglasses is easy, and your eyes aren’t extra sensitive from lenses.
- Child Athletes see clearly whether on the field, on the court, or even in the pool.
- Driving for Long Distances can be difficult with eyeglasses or contact lenses, especially when faced with dry eyes. OrthoK makes it safer.
- Healthy & Comfortable Eyes – Your eyes will get the right amount of oxygen during the day without any interference from eyewear like contact lenses.
OrthoK is FDA approved for both adults and children.