ORTHO-K WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS IT FOR?

ORTHO-K WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS IT FOR?

Orthokeratology, shortened to Ortho-K, is a non-surgical system that temporarily improves the condition of refractive vision issues when used as directed. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive vision issue that causes people to have difficulty seeing objects when they are far away, caused by a lengthening of the eyeball. Ortho K uses custom fit contact lenses to reshape the cornea when worn overnight. When the user gets up in the morning, they take the specialized lenses out and experience less severe vision difficulties over the course of the day.

Ortho-K is typically prescribed for children, as most patients with refractive vision problems develop them as a child, before the eyeball stabilizes in early adulthood. However, some adults use Ortho-K to control myopia as well, due to genetic factors that give them a predisposition to myopia. For example, the rate of myopia in the Asian community is around 90%. Ortho-K is also used to correct farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

HOW DOES ORTHO-K
CONTROL MYOPIA IN CHILDREN?

How does Ortho-K control myopia in children

In many children, myopia can progress to be more and more severe until the age that their growth and development stops. Severe myopia is not only difficult to manage, it can lead to ongoing vision problems and eye diseases in the future. This is why Golden Vision uses Ortho-K to slow or even stop the progression if myopia in children, a practice we call myopia control.

Studies show that wearing Ortho-K lenses nightly as directed can slow down the progression of myopia by an average of 50% to 60%. Because Ortho-K lenses can be made custom at Golden Vision, we’re able to get that figure as high as 80% to 90% on average. When combined with other myopia control strategies, Golden Vision provides a comprehensive approach to reducing and even eliminating the progression of myopia.

How does Ortho-K control myopia in children

ORTHO-K CONSULTATIONS

Eye Care Consultation

At Golden Vision, we recommend that children get an annual vision screening to test for refractive eye conditions like myopia at an early age. The earlier an optometry team can detect an issue like myopia in your child, the sooner we can sit down and build a personalized myopia control and vision management strategy.

GOLDEN VISION’S APPROACH TO ORTHO-K

GOLDEN VISION INDUSTRY STANDARDS

The current industry standard lens to treat refractive vision issues as part of the Ortho-K system is Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). This lens, sold at Golden Vision, is FDA-approved to correct refractive issues in patients with lower prescriptions for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We also design and produce custom Ortho-K lenses for patients with higher prescriptions and severe astigmatism.

GOLDEN VISION CUSTOM DESIGN GOLD LENSES

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Rowland Heights

Golden Vision is the only eye care facility offering our custom, proprietary Gold Lenses for Ortho-K. We use the latest fitting technology to make custom lenses to fit the unique shape and curvature of a patient’s eye, and Gold Lenses are approved for up to 16 hours of overnight use.

To compare, most commercial lenses require 8 hours of overnight use for 2-3 days for the best results. With our custom Ortho-K lenses, patients only need to wear them for a minimum of 3 hours to see clearly throughout the day. This offers a flexibility that showcases our continued commitment to convenience in everything we offer our patients.

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Rowland Heights

ORTHO-K DR. LEUNG’S BACKGROUND

Dr. Leung graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1984 and is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. His credentials include obtaining a fellowship with the Academy by passing the widely respected fellowship exam. The exam is rigorous and requires extensive experience and knowledge of ortho-k. Dr. Leung is one of less than 100 US doctors to successfully complete the exam.

Dr. Leung has lectured worldwide on ortho-k and myopia control since 1998 and was featured in a round table ortho-k study in 1999. His most recent lecture was in Armenia, Columbia in 2016 at the World Congress of Optometry. Dr. Leung remains active in teaching ortho-k through the Academy and is frequently invited to lecture on the subject.

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Cupertino
Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Cupertino

Dr. Leung graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1984 and is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. His credentials include obtaining a fellowship with the Academy by passing the widely respected fellowship exam. The exam is rigorous and requires extensive experience and knowledge of ortho-k. Dr. Leung is one of less than 100 US doctors to successfully complete the exam.

Dr. Leung has lectured worldwide on ortho-k and myopia control since 1998 and was featured in a round table ortho-k study in 1999. His most recent lecture was in Armenia, Columbia in 2016 at the World Congress of Optometry. Dr. Leung remains active in teaching ortho-k through the Academy and is frequently invited to lecture on the subject.

GOLDEN VISION CUSTOM FITTING AND MATERIALS

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Dublin

Our custom Golden Lenses are made from a gas permeable material that allows airflow and moisture to prevent dryness and discomfort. We also offer custom soft lenses for patients who don’t feel comfortable inserting the hard variety.

We use cutting-edge corneal topography and OCT scanning technology to get the most precise measurements possible before custom producing your Ortho-K contacts. This allows our system to be more effective than many others on the market.

TAKING CARE OF ORTHO-K LENSES

Because they aren’t daily disposables like most standard contact lenses being prescribed today, Ortho-K contact lenses require daily cleaning and care. At Golden Vision, we provide you with a hydrogen peroxide system, that makes it convenient to thoroughly clean your lenses daily.

If you develop an illness or infection of the eye, don’t wear your Ortho-K lenses until the symptoms have cleared up. Make sure your lenses are cleaned regularly when you aren’t wearing them.

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Milpitas
Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in Milpitas

Because they aren’t daily disposables like most standard contact lenses being prescribed today, Ortho-K contact lenses require daily cleaning and care. At Golden Vision, we provide you with a hydrogen peroxide system, that makes it convenient to thoroughly clean your lenses daily.

If you develop an illness or infection of the eye, don’t wear your Ortho-K lenses until the symptoms have cleared up. Make sure your lenses are cleaned regularly when you aren’t wearing them.

INSURANCE

Where can I get Ortho-K treatment in California

Certain vision plans cover some or all the costs of Ortho-K and myopia control. Coverage specialists at Golden Vision can work with you to make sure you’re clear on the services covered by your policy at each of our convenient locations across California. To learn more, check out the insurance options that are accepted at the office closest to you.

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