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Orthokeratology FAQs

Answers to Your Questions About Correcting Your Vision with Orthokeratology

If you are looking for a non-invasive way of correcting your vision, Orthokeratology may be of some interest to you. You may be tired of dealing with the issues associated with wearing contact lenses or trying to keep up with your glasses. Orthokeratology is a way of ridding yourself of those issues. The Shreveport Eye Clinic in Shreveport, LA, would like you to understand this vision-correcting option. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about orthokeratology.

What Is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical procedure to reshape the curvature of your eye. This procedure uses lenses, similar to contact lenses, to do the reshaping. The curvature of the lenses is the same as the adjustment needed for your eyes. The adjustment made improves the focus of light on your retina, thus improving your vision.

Do I Have to Wear Corrective Lenses All the Time?

You only wear corrective lenses while you are sleeping. During your sleep, the lenses will gently and painlessly work on reshaping the focus of your eye. You remove the lenses after getting up and enjoy good vision throughout the day.

Does Orthokeratology Correct My Vision Permanently?

The short answer is no, the treatment is not a permanent fix. The lenses must be used continuously, but you will notice improvement the first time wearing them. The physical makeup of your eyes will determine how long one treatment will last. Many find that it will last at least a couple of days, and it may take up to a month for excellent vision to be achieved.

How Am I Fitted for the Corrective Lenses?

First, the health of your eyes is checked, your retina as well as the outside of your eye. Then a topographic mapping is done of your cornea, providing details on how exactly your cornea is shaped. This mapping, the size of your cornea, plus the corrective prescription all go into the design of the corrective lenses.

If you would like to learn more about Orthokeratology to determine if it is a good option for you, the educated and trained doctors at the Shreveport Eye Clinic in Shreveport, LA, will be glad to help you. Give us a call or come by to see us and we will be happy to discuss this vision-correcting procedure with you.


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