Orthokeratology is an exciting procedure allowing freedom from daytime contact lenses and glasses.
Another exceptional benefit of this specialty vision correction is the possibility of slowing the progression of nearsightedness (myopia). This is especially valuable during the growing years when it is common for children to experience distance vision becoming more blurry with subsequent increases in prescription power each year.
Orthokeratology works by wearing rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses while sleeping. The RGP lenses gently change the shape of the cornea (front clear layer of the eye) while sleeping. These specialized contact lens retainers are removed in the morning providing clear day time vision. There are various orthokeratology lenses. Dr. Whipple uses corneal refractive therapy (CRT) lenses by Paragon. Call to make an appointment today to learn more about this wonderful vision correcting option!