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What Is Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), and How Does It Work?

Orthokeratology has grown in popularity in the past few decades, especially with its use for myopia control. Ortho-k lenses came into wide use after the FDA approved their nighttime use three decades ago. Today, ortho-k is used by children who have just developed myopia to mitigate the condition's progression. However, many people still need to learn what ortho-k is and how it works to improve vision.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Orthokeratology?

Do you ever wish you could stop wearing your prescription glasses? Do you want better eyesight without getting an operation on your eyes?

Which Contact Lenses Do I Need?

Contact lenses have come a long way. These days, you can get daily disposable lenses or change the color of your eyes. Contact lenses continue to be a practical and nearly inconspicuous solution for those with vision issues. Thin plastic lenses fit over your cornea, the front, transparent portion of your eye, to correct various visual problems. You can still wear contacts even if you require bifocals for your presbyopia.

At What Age Should My Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

Unfortunately, children can develop various eye conditions, negatively affecting their lives. As a parent, you want to get your little ones off to the best start in every way, including their eye health. Young kids tend to be visual learners. Do you know when to have your child's eyes checked? If not, you are not alone. According to eye care professionals, it is best to start early.

What Are the Different Dry Eye Treatment Options?

Having dry eyes can be extremely uncomfortable. Many people run for over-the-counter eye drops or artificial tears to give them relief. However, the best treatment is to focus on reversing the condition. To do this, you will need to know the underlying cause of your dry eyes.

Benefits of Ortho-k Lenses for Myopia Treatment

Orthokeratology or corneal refractive therapy aims to lessen the symptoms of myopia. Wearing corrective lenses to slow down the progression of myopia may sound like a fairy tale, but it is a reality. The idea of ortho-k lenses is also not new. That said, ortho-k lenses are just beginning to make advances. Some of their benefits include:

What Is Myopia?

It’s not a word that most people use every day, but myopia is becoming an increasingly more common condition. Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is the inability to see objects clearly at a distance.

My Child Has Myopia—Now What?

Trouble seeing the board at school, frequent squinting, complaints of headaches, a rising amount screen time—whatever prompted you to schedule an eye appointment for your child, it was clear: something was wrong. Next, you learn that your child has myopia or nearsightedness. What do you do now?

Diagnosing and Preventative Care for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is estimated to affect around 3 million adults in the United States – a number that is predicted to grow over the coming decade. It’s just one of a range of different eye conditions that can develop during the course of our lifetime.

Does Screen Time Accelerate Myopia Progression?

The global pandemic has forced many children indoors causing a rapid rise in screen time. As screen time accelerates, so does concern among parents about the impact on their children’s eyesight.

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