Have you been hearing a lot about Ortho-k treatment, and have been wondering if it will work well for you, or for a member of your family? Ortho-k treatment is a way for patients to wear hard contact lenses at night so they can go without prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. This treatment is often used for patients who are either too young for, or for another reason, do not qualify for LASIK surgery. If you would like to learn more about Ortho-k treatment by our eye doctor Bronx, you will definitely want to come see us at Park Professional Eyecare.
Our expert and highly trained eye doctor Bronx is Dr. Ralph Paternoster. If you are interested in learning more about Ortho-k treatment, you will be able to fully discuss it with our optometrist. In order to benefit from Ortho-k treatment, you will need to wear contact lenses at bedtime for your entire sleeping time. While you are sleeping, the contact lenses will gently reshape the front surface of your cornea. This will actually correct your vision so that you will be able to see the next day without glasses or contact lenses. The effects of Ortho-K treatment is temporary. Generally when you where the corrective lenses at night, the treatment time will last for a day or two at most.
Our eye doctor Bronx is highly skilled at fitting patients for proper Ortho-k lenses. They can be worn both by children and adults. Orth-k is a good treatment option for our patients who are nearsighted or have other refractive vision areas, or who are simply too young for LASIK surgery. This treatment should only be used on eyes that are examined and known to be healthy, and are without any vision problems. If you are a sports enthusiast, or work in a dusty environment, contact lenses can become easily irritated. In this type of situation Ortho-K treatment may be a perfect solution for you. Also, if you like to swim a lot, Ortho-k treatment will solve your contact lens problem. The goal of Ortho-k treatment is to correct vision to 20/20 without the patient needing to wear corrective lenses. Studies have shown that more than 90% of patients are able to see 20/40 or better using this treatment option. That means that in almost all states, patients do not need to wear glasses for driving if they are being treated by Ortho-K. For more information about Ortho-k treatment, simply make an appointment to meet with our eye doctor Bronx, Dr. Paternoster.