Tired of wearing your glasses or contact lenses? Not ready for LASIK? Uptown Family Vision proudly offers a unique service known as orthokeratology (ortho-K).
Ortho-K is a non-surgical process in which special contact lenses are used to gently reshape the cornea of the eye. By wearing these special lenses overnight, ortho-K eliminates the need for glasses or contact lens during the day.
Ortho-K is safe and great for kids! Ortho-K is FDA approved for all ages to correct myopia (or nearsightedness). If your child has a nearsighted prescription, schoolwork, sports, and other activities can be affected. In most cases, myopia tends to progress over time. An exciting side benefit is that studies have shown that ortho-K may reduce the rate at which myopia is worsening.