Myopia Control Prevents Vision Loss
ShortSighted/Myopic children with -5D or worse in each eye are at a significant risk of developing vision threatening eye diseases such as:
- Myopic choroidal neovascularization
- Retinal Detachment
Custom-fitted, gentle vision shaping contact lenses are worn while your child sleeps to temporarily reshape the cornea to improve vision during the day and slow down the progression of children’s nearsightedness. Your child will be able to see clearly without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
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Be glasses free throughout your day,
at work, school and play!
Meet Our Columbus Optometrist
Dr. Papp completed her studies at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. During her studies at OSU, she received extensive ocular disease training at the Veteran’s Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Omni Eye Group, a surgical center in the greater New York City area.
Dr. Papp sees patients of all ages, including infants and toddlers. Her specialties include family practice and contact lenses, she is passionate about myopia control and its ability to reduce vision loss in the world.
80% of learning is visual. Give your child the best chances for success!
No More Eyewear! No Surgery!
With Ortho-K your child can enjoy all of the activities they love
without having to worry about eyewear. No more broken or
lost glasses, no more contact lens care and no surgery.
Ortho-K is safe for children and adults. To see if Ortho-K is right for you, you will need to schedule an Ortho-K evaluation with your Columbus optometrist.
Ortho-K: CRT and VST
Do You Dream of Waking Up to Perfect Vision? With Ortho-K Overnight Sight Correction, (also known as Corneal Reshaping Therapy or Vision Shaping Therapy) you can see naturally and clearly without glasses or contacts all day long.
Ortho-K & Your Child
Nearsightedness, or the technical name Myopia is more and more prevalent in this digital day and age. Ortho-K can slow the progression and give your child the chance to see clearly without the need for glasses or contacts all day long.
Ortho-K & Sports
Are your glasses getting in the way of the game? With Ortho-K, you can get on the field, court or pool without a care. See clearly and safely during your sport without the need for glasses or contacts.
Seeing is Vital to the Quality of your Life
Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Lume Family Eye Care, near Columbus OH, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and all of your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and the follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.
Orthokeratology, commonly called ortho-k, is a method used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) by wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses overnight, so that no vision correction is needed during daytime hours.
Gas permeable (GP) lenses specialized for ortho-k are inserted at bedtime and worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the lenses reshape your cornea gently so that your vision becomes clear on the following morning. The correction is temporary, and ideally no eyeglasses or contact lenses will be needed on the next day or two. In order to maintain sharp visual acuity on a daily basis, you need to wear the ortho-k reshaping lenses every night.
At present, two brands of ortho-k contact lenses are approved for use by the FDA. Paragon Vision Sciences produces “Corneal Refractive Therapy” (CRT), and Bausch and Lomb manufactures “Vision Shaping Treatment” (VST).
Candidates for Ortho-K
Ortho-k is very suitable for nearsighted people who are not appropriate candidates for vision correction surgery, such as children. Individuals of all ages with healthy eyes can try ortho-k, namely because it can be discontinued at any point without permanent effects to the eyes.
People who require vision correction and engage regularly in sports or work in extremely dusty, dirty environments will also appreciate the convenience of ortho-k.
Vision Results from Ortho-k
Success rates for ortho-k are generally higher for more mild vision prescriptions. The ideal goal is to provide 20/20 vision without any need for eyeglasses or contacts during the day.
According to FDA trials conducted on both CRT and VST lenses, more than 65% of ortho-k patients were provided with 20/20 visual acuity. A whopping number of more than 90% of ortho-k patients achieved 20/40 vision or better (this is the legal requirement for driving without vision correction in most states). Consult with your eye doctor to find out if your vision prescription is within range for successful ortho-k treatment.
Note that although improvement in vision is generally reported within a day or two of wearing ortho-k overnight, the full effects may not be experienced until the lenses are worn for a few weeks. During this transition period, your vision will probably not be as crisp as it was with regular contacts or eyeglasses, and glare or halos around lights may be visible. Until ortho-k works fully, a temporary pair of eyeglasses may be required for specific actions, such as driving at night.
How Does Ortho-k Feel?
Although some people have trouble wearing regular gas permeable contact lenses during the day, ortho-k GP lenses are worn while sleeping – so discomfort and awareness of the lenses in your eyes is generally not an issue.
Is Ortho-k expensive?
Professional fitting for ortho-k requires a series of visits to your eye doctor. A number of pairs of contact lenses are also generally needed. GP lenses that are special for ortho-k are more costly than standard contacts. In sum, the fees for ortho-k add up to a higher total than regular contact lenses.
LASIK after Ortho-k
Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK, are possible after treatment with ortho-k lenses. Yet because ortho-k works to reshape your cornea, you are required to stop wearing the lenses for approximately several months before undergoing LASIK. This allows your eyes to return to their original shape.
It’s important to inform your LASIK surgeon if you’ve been wearing ortho-k lenses, and you will be advised as to how long of a wait is necessary before having the laser procedure.
The eye doctors at Lume Family Eyecare care about your family's eye health. From LASIK and Ortho-k to eye exams and contact lenses, we are here for all your eye care needs. Call your Worthington eye care clinic today!