Is your child ready to say goodbye to their glasses? Ortho-k lenses may restore vision while they sleep.

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 24 Aug 2022

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While it may be lifestyle bliss for your child to not have to wear glasses ever again… there’s no cure for childhood short sightedness or myopia.

However, Orthokeratology or Ortho-K for short, offer a non-surgical solution for managing childhood short sightedness or myopia. 

Using rigid contact lenses, it gently reshapes the front window of the eye (cornea) while they're sleeping. 

When they wake, the lenses are removed and the eyes have been modified to accurately focus light so they can see clearly without assistance. 

That means no glasses and no contact lenses, all day every day in most instances.

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In children and teenagers, Ortho K can slow down myopia progression by up to 63%^!

Above all, it’s a simple and safe solution to clear sight.

For best results, it’s recommended these lenses be worn every night. If regular wear stops, the cornea gradually returns to its original shape meaning it’s a safe and reversible treatment.

Unlike refractive surgery, you can simply return to wearing glasses or contact lenses if your child’s needs change.

^Charm J, Cho P. High Myopia-Partial Reduction Ortho-k: A 2-Year Randomized Study. Optom Vis Sci, 2013. 90(6):530-9.

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Interested in your child being glasses free?

Why not take the Ortho K questionnaire below?

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