The professional team at Visique Greerton Optometrists want Bay of Plenty residents who are fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses to know there's another way to achieve clear vision without laser eye surgery.
Visique Greerton optometrist Keith Miller says orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short, is the only non-surgical procedure that can give people 20/20 vision without the use of correcting lenses during the day.
“It is a revolutionary therapy which involves the use of specially crafted high-tech contact lenses worn overnight to gently reshape your cornea while you sleep. Because the corneal reshaping effect is temporary, little risk is involved.”
Ortho-K is commonly used to treat myopia, or short-sightedness. It can also be used to treat hyperopia, which is long-sightedness, astigmatism, which is unequal focus, or presbyopia – which is farsightedness experienced after the age 40.
“Children and young adults who want to be glasses-free, but are too young for laser eye surgery or are not good candidates for refractive surgery for other reasons, including dry eyes, are often good candidates for Ortho-K,” says Keith.
He says people who participate in contact sports or work in dusty environments that can pose problems for contact lens wear can also be good candidates.
“At Visique Greerton Optometrists, we believe it's important to consider not only the remediation of any eyesight difficulties, but also the benefits of prevention, protection and enhancement of your entire visual system in order to improve all aspects of visual performance.
“When you visit us, you'll get a comprehensive eye exam and professional advice tailored to your specific needs.
“Come on in and experience the Visique difference, we'd love to see you.”