According to the most highly recognised studies, there is 40% to 60% less myopic progression in ortho-k
patients compared to the control groups.
Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D., of Big City Optical has to say about Ortho-K
, "This is a wonderful option for patients who want the freedom to not wear eyeglasses or lenses all day long."
 were the first to investigate the recovery process following overnight reverse-geometry ortho-k
lens wear and reported that 72 hours of discontinuation was insufficient for the cornea to recover.
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For more information on Ortho-K
, see www.OrthokAcademy.com and www.OrthokDoctors.com.
was discovered 40 years ago when opticians noticed some people could see better after they removed contact lenses.
It's this tiny difference that allows the Ortho-K
system to work.
A few independent opticians offer Ortho-K
, as does one chain, Scrivens.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that RK, PRK, and Ortho-K
are not always short cuts to perfect vision, although some advertising and promotional materials for the procedures may suggest otherwise.
involves patients wearing a specially designed RGP lens overnight.
At the moment only a handful of opticians have the equipment and trained staff to dispense Ortho-K
(8) Numerous approaches have been used in an effort to slow down the progression of myopia including: increased time outdoors; (9) pharmaceutical interventions; (10) bifocals and progressive spectacle lenses; (10) multifocal soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses; (10) and orthokeratology (ortho-k