Our Clinic offers appointments for contact lens check ups, new fittings and preliminary consultations to assess the suitability of contact lenses for daily or extended wear.
The clinic also offers speciality contact lens fitting for patients of all ages, requiring contact lenses for myopia, aphakia, keratoconus and astigmatism. We offer wide range of contacts: soft, RGP and Ortho-K
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight.
This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.
This safe and effective treatment can correct near-sightedness (including high prescriptions), farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (blurred near vision).
Ortho-k lenses are prescribed for two purposes:
- To correct refractive errors (primarily nearsightedness, but also astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, ortho-k also is used to correct presbyopia.
- To slow the progression of childhood myopia.
Children and young adults who want to be glasses-free but are too young for LASIK or are not good candidates for refractive surgery for other reasons often are good candidates for ortho-k. People who participate in contact sports or work in dusty environments that can pose problems for contact lens wear also can be good candidates.
Have a look at our patient’s testimony and short presentation.
- People who are very discerning and are willing to go through a period of adaptation to contact lens wear to achieve the sharpest vision possible.
- Some people with astigmatism for whom soft contacts don’t produce the desired visual acuity.
- People with presbyopia, because GP lenses come in numerous bifocal and multifocal designs. Different bifocal designs work well for different people, so having many choices is a real plus. Also, many people find that the best combination of near and distance acuity is obtained with GP bifocals.
- People who have a condition called keratoconus, where the cornea is cone-shaped and causes extreme visual distortion.
- People who need contact lenses after refractive surgery.
Gas permeable contacts also are used for ortho-k, where specially designed GP lenses are worn during sleep to reshape the cornea and improve vision.