Correct your vision overnight while you sleep
Correct your vision overnight while you sleep with Orthokeratology. This is a method of vision correction similar to wearing an overnight dental retainer. A specially designed lens, customised to the contours of your cornea is worn at night while you are asleep, which gently reshapes and corrects your short-sightedness (myopia). You wake up to crisp, clear vision which lasts all day, without the need for spectacles or regular contact lenses.
This is a non-surgical alternative to vision correction for short-sightedness (myopia). Orthokeratology is safe and completely reversible.
Short-sightedness (myopia) usually starts between the ages of 6-8 years of age and sometimes in the early teenage years. Genetics and inheritance are strong factors in this condition. If both parents are short-sighted, the risk for your child having the condition is between 30 and 40%. If only one parent is short-sighted this reduces to 25%. There are many more consequences of increasing myopia other than blurred distance vision. These include an increased risk of retinal detachment. Cataracts develop earlier in short-sighted eyes. The risk of glaucoma increases between two- and three-fold too.
With Orthokeratology, lenses are worn for between 6 and 8 hours while you sleep, thereby reducing lens related irritation. The prevalence of short-sightedness (myopia) has increased dramatically over the last 30 years. Approximately 25% of the world’s population are short-sighted. By 2020, this figure is set to increase by 1.5 billion, making myopia a major health concern.
Orthokeratology has been shown to slow down the progression of myopia. If your child needs to increase the strength of their spectacles at each yearly eye examination, orthokeratology can slow down, or in some cases, stop this progression.
The design of the Orthokeratology lens used at the Wellington Eye Clinic have been FDA approved and clinically proven to slow myopic progression.
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