Are you tired of wearing glasses? They can be great when it comes to correcting vision issues, but they can also have their downsides. One of them is constantly trying to remember where you last left them. There is a solution called orthokeratology. Are you interested? If you live in the Bronx, Yonkers, or White Plains, NY, you don't even have to search for "optometrists near me" or "eye doctor near me." Instead, you can just come to VistaSite Eye Care. We will tell you more about this option, which is also known as Ortho-K.
What is Ortho-K?
This involves having contacts that are specifically designed for your eyes. These don't make you see better. Instead, you wear them to actually reshape your corneas. As a result, you'll see better.
Why Should I Do This?
The shape of your cornea plays a big part in terms of how well you see. That's because the light comes in from the cornea, and if it's not refracted properly, then you're going to have difficulty seeing in certain situations. Some people can only see things up close (near-sighted) and others can only see things far away. The main use of Ortho-K is to correct the vision for those who are near-sighted.
How Is It Done?
The eye doctor will use something called a corneal topographer to map out your cornea -- this will allow them to create the custom Ortho-K lens. Then comes the fitting. They are rigid, but allow oxygen through, since they are gas-permeable. They are worn at night while you sleep and then taken out in the morning.
How Fast Are the Results?
Some people have noticed a difference right away, while others have had to wait around two weeks to get the best results. Your eye doctor will be in constant touch to make sure that you are getting the best results. Always follow the directions that they give you and also properly store the lenses when you aren't using them and also properly clean them, since an eye infection could be a risk if you don't.
You can basically think of Ortho-K as being like braces for your eyes. These "braces" are just worn at night, though. Also, you need to keep wearing Ortho-K lenses at night to keep your vision correct. Otherwise, the cornea will revert to its original shape, and you will be near-sighted again.
Contact VistaSite Eye Care in Bronx, NY
At VistaSite Eye Care, we want the people of the Bronx, Yonkers, or White Plains, NY, to see their very best. Ready to ditch those glasses? Contact us today to make an appointment.