Upon awakening the lens is removed, and the new shape of the eye allows for clear vision throughout the day. This is a temporary and reversible effect, so retainer lenses must be worn overnight to maintain the effect.
Orthokeratolgy has been shown to be a safe and effective procedure through a number of scientific studies. Orthokeratology is a safe alternative to corrective surgery. It is reversible or can be altered if your prescription ever changes.
Studies have also shown that orthokeratolgy is safe for children and can be used to decrease the progression of nearsightedness.1 The largest clinical trial, involving 102 children, reported slowing myopia progression by 43%.2
For more information, or to find out if orthokeratology is right for you, contact us at (250) 785-8055, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Walline JJ, Rah MJ. The Children’s Overnight Orthokeratology Investigation (COOKI) Pilot Study. Optometry and Vision Science. 2004;81:6 407-413.
2. Cho P, Cheung S. Retardation of Myopia in Orthokeratology (ROMIO) Study: A 2-Year Randomized Clinical Trial. Investigative Opthalmology and Vision Science. 2012;53:11 7077-7085