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Ortho K slows myopia progression making it a perfect option for kids
The sense of sight is arguably the most important of all the senses, and vision challenges need to be professionally managed. At OrthoK Plus, we have been providing residents of Utah with reliable orthokeratology services for many years. We treat many patients with conditions such as keratoconus and myopia and will assess your vision to determine whether or not orthokeratology is right for you.
One of our main concerns is myopia (or nearsightedness), a condition that is linked to blurry vision, eye strain, headaches, and a variety of other symptoms. While many people wear glasses or contact lenses to correct this issue, this does not work for everyone and plus these older methods do not help prevent the vision from worsening over time. Orthokeratology is an effective solution for correcting the vision of those who do not or are not able to wear glasses or contacts for any reason. Each of our treatment plans is customized for the specific needs of each patient to ensure the solution is the right one.
Modern Techniques & Procedures
When we care for our patients, we use only the best techniques. Our modern equipment ensures that every step of the process is as effective as possible. Our staff members are also incredibly skilled and experienced, and they understand that you may have questions and concerns about new treatments like orthokeratology which we will do our best to answer.
One procedure we offer is known as orthokeratology, a treatment that involves special contact lenses. Unlike contact lenses you wear to see during the day, orthokeratology lenses are worn at night as you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, simply take out the lenses and experience clear vision throughout the day. Orthokeratology lenses are often used to treat myopia. People with myopia are nearsighted, meaning they cannot see long distances. Often, vision declines with age, meaning that your prescription may become stronger over the years. For children and adolescents, these lenses can help reduce the speed at which vision declines.
Issues of the cornea, like keratoconus, also lead to visual impairment. Treatment can prevent vision loss. Our team understands the significance of early diagnosis in addition to early intervention to make sure you have the most effective treatment available to prevent additional damage to the cornea.
OrthoK Plus serves the South Jordan, UT and surrounding areas, providing high-quality and compassionate care for those struggling with a variety of eye conditions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 801-890-2601.
Ortho-K involves wearing contact lenses overnight. The contact lenses safely and temporarily reshape the corneas while you sleep.
The user will then experience sharper vision in the morning due to Ortho-K lenses changing your corneal contour so you can focus properly.
Ortho-K reduces dependency on glasses and contacts during the day. Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) can be a sensible LASIK alternative for patients as well.
Patients of all ages can benefit from ortho-k lenses at our South Jordan vision center. Here are some key criteria for Ortho-K candidacy:
While most commonly used to treat myopia, Ortho-K lenses can also be effective in treating hyperopia and presbyopia. Presbyopia is a type of farsightedness that affects patients during middle age years and beyond.
LASIK can be an effective vision correction option, but is not for everyone. Ortho-K allows these patients to experience improved vision without the need for surgery.
Children tend to benefit most from Ortho-k, including patients as young as 6. Orthokeratology at early ages can halt the progression of childhood myopia.
Why Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Is So Popular
Read how Ortho-K can benefit your vision in a way that glasses, contacts, and LASIK cannot:
Ortho-K is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Like normal contact lenses, there is mimimal risk with Ortho-K. Ortho-K has been around for more than 20 years with notable success.
In an FDA study, 93 percent of patients experienced 20/32 vision or better, and more than 65 percent achieved 20/20 vision or better. In a separate study, 95 percent achieved at least 20/40 vision, and 73 percent enjoyed 20/20 vision or better.
Orthokeratology is easy to use. Patients simply put on their Ortho-K contact lenses at night before going to sleep, leading to improved vision the following day without any risk or recovery time involved.
Ortho-K reduces the need for glasses and contact lenses, and can be incredibly beneficial for those that play sports or cannot wear corrective lenses during the day.
Do you suffer from a refractive error and want to improve your vision without glasses or surgery? Dr. Chism can help determine if Ortho-K is right for you:
During your consultation, Dr. Chism will explain all phases of treatment and the initial adjustment process. Some patients may need to wear their old glasses or soft contacts for part of the day until their eyes fully adjust
Since each patient has different needs, we also discuss the type of Ortho-K lenses needed. Dr. Chism is certified in over 10 different Ortho-K lenses and will recommend the lens that is right for you.
Getting answers to your questions from an eye doctor is invaluable. Dr. Chism has the training and knowledge to address all of your concerns about orthokeratology, and you can count on him to help you make an informed decision.
Our team of experts is here to make your experience high-quality so that you receive the best service in South Jordan.
Our staff is trained in the most up-to-date techniques and procedures to care for our our our patients.
We've invested in the newest equipment to deliver the best results.
We pride ourselves on being friendly with our patients, whether you've been with us for years or are brand new.
No two patients are alike. We focus on each individual care needs.