At Lume Family Eyecare, we frequently see children who are dealing with vision issues and recommend a variety of treatment options to help slow or stop the progression of myopia. The early treatment and intervention have proven effective at helping to prevent this issue from progressing as rapidly. Over time, severe cases of myopia can drastically affect a person’s eyesight in the future. Myopia is considered one of the most common reasons for blindness in adults. However, while many eye doctors recognize the benefits of myopia control in children, they fail to apply the same logic to adults.
Lume Family Eyecare is different. We want to make sure that we present our patients with the best technology and treatment options to help treat their conditions and offer them the best long-term outcomes that can be offered. We want our patients to know their options. Typically, patients who understand and are involved in their treatment have better overall outcomes.
Myopia is an issue that makes objects that are further away difficult to see. This can affect a person’s ability to drive, play sports, or successfully navigate through the world. There are a variety of options available on the market to help treat and correct these vision issues. While soft contact lenses are very commonly used to help treat these issues, early eye doctors had to use lenses that were rigid.
These lenses are often called gas permeable lenses. Early eye doctors had the belief that these rigid lenses could actually be used to help push the eye into the proper shape and help to correct the vision issues. This is where ortho K was born. Special rigid contact lenses are created to help gently hold the eye in the proper shape. When the lenses are worn at night, patients have found that they can go for a day, sometimes even three and see clearly without having to wear any corrective lens.
While this treatment is commonly used to help slow the progression of myopia in children, especially because their eyes are growing and developing rapidly, there are also several reasons for adults to consider this treatment too.
Many of our patients want to be able to experience the world without having to wear corrective lenses. While many patients have heard of LASIK or other laser therapies, they may be hesitant to undergo an operation. Orthokeratology can offer patients the same ability to see clearly throughout the day without having to wear any type of corrective lens throughout the day.
Ortho K lenses are simply put on at night, just before you go to bed, and taken off as soon as you wake up in the morning. Many of our patients find that their daily routine can be greatly improved, and they don’t have to worry about losing a contact, or how they look in glasses.
Ortho K has been extremely successful for our patients who are pilots, police officers, military, athletes, patients who don’t want a laser cutting their eyes, or simply patients who are tired of messing with prescription lenses. These lenses have also been very helpful for our patients who work in dusty, dirty, or windy environments that can dry out contacts.
If you think that you could benefit from being able to see clearly throughout the day without having to wear a prescription lens, call Lume Family Eyecare in Worthington, OH today to schedule your consultation (614) 502-6201. We can complete an exam and go over all of the options that are available for you. Many of our patients find that Ortho K offers them the freedom to live their lives without the normal restrictions provided with prescription glasses or contacts.