Orthokeratology From Today's Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel
Orthokeratology is the proper name for the process of reshaping the cornea of the eye using hard lenses while you sleep. When successful, this process means that users wear contacts only at night, and retain corrected vision during the day without lenses. Here at Today's Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel, we offer orthokeratology as well as other vision correction options for residents of Spring, TX, and local communities, such as The Woodlands.
How Orthokeratology Works
Orthokeratology uses hard contact lenses to change the shape of your cornea while you sleep. There are contact lenses made specifically for this purpose, but the process can be done using standard gas-permeable hard lenses, as well. It works best for people with mild to moderate myopia who may not be good candidates for laser vision correction surgery. It can also correct lesser degrees of astigmatism or hyperopia.
The Process of Orthokeratology Treatment
If you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, the process begins with a specialized contact lens fitting. During this process, our optometrist will take detailed measurements of the curvature of the front of your eye with a device called a corneal topographer. Using this map of the surface of your eye, we will fit you with an initial pair of lenses.
While you will eventually have one pair of lenses that you wear on a nightly basis, it can take three pairs or more of lenses before you reach your final prescription. During the process, you may need to wear glasses with different prescriptions during the day in order to fully correct your vision.
It can take from a few days to several weeks to reach full vision correction. Around 73 percent of patients have 20/20 or better vision in their final set of lenses. About 95 percent of people have 20/40 vision or better, which is the legal limit for driving in the United States.
People may be very aware of the lenses in their eyes at first, but that tends to fade. Some people never get used to them, but most people become less aware of the sensations over time and eventually find them tolerable.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrists in Spring and The Woodlands!
If you are interested in orthokeratology, your first step is to make an appointment with one of our optometrists here at Today's Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel in Spring, TX. We serve residents of the Spring and The Woodlands area at our two locations on Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzel Road. To make an appointment, call us today at (281) 601-1001 (Rayford Road location) or (281) 719-9926 (Riley Fuzzel Road location).