Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short, refers to a specialty contact lens that gently reshapes the cornea, or front surface of the eye, to eliminate or reduce myopia (near-sightedness).
The lenses are only worn at night while you sleep and removed during the day. While awake you are able to see clearly without glasses or contacts. Ortho-K lenses are comfortable, safe, and easy to use.
Ortho-K is great for children allowing them to see clearly during the day without vision correction while playing sports, going to school, and generally just being a kid. Parents do not have to worry about their child caring for contact lenses while at school or outside the home because they are only worn at night.
Ortho-K has been shown to reduce or slow myopia by about 50% in children by slowing the growth or elongation of the eye. Although, many have not heard of Orthokeratology before, it is actually not new. It was approved by the FDA in 2002. There are many studies on Ortho-K and children emphasizing the effectiveness and safety of the procedure.
OrthoK overview by Euclid video:
Child Video of her Ortho-K Experience:
OrthoK Insertion / Removal video: