Why do People Consider Ortho-K?
There are several reasons why Ortho-K becomes a serious consideration. Many people think of it as an alternative to LASIK surgery. In some cases, people may not be a valid candidate for LASIK, but they still may be able to use Ortho-K lenses. They will still be able to enjoy unobstructed vision during the day. It is common for some people to experience dry eye symptoms because of regular day to day contacts, due to the fact that these are worn at night, the dry eye issues may no longer be a problem. They are also free to be more active because they don’t have to worry about their glasses falling off and breaking. People who work in dry and dusty environments may also want to consider Ortho-K lenses, the eye is very good at keeping itself clean and moistened when you add a contact lens on that system it can cause irritation. With Ortho-K your eye can function as it is meant to during the day without anything obstructing it.
If you live in Charlotte or in the nearby area, such as Steele Creek, you may want to talk to our eye doctor about whether Ortho-K treatment may be the right option for you or your child. Some studies have shown that Ortho-K treatment may also help slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in some children. To learn more, contact us at Excel Eyecare OD/PA in Charlotte, NC at 980-319-1870 to schedule an appointment.