Here at The Contact Lens Practice we offer overnight correction contact lenses otherwise known as Ortho-K, however did you know that these lenses can be used by children and teenagers? In fact, it’s one of the most convenient and safest ways to correct vision in children and teenagers with myopia (short sightedness).
What is Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology also known as Ortho-K lenses are specialist overnight contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea of your child’s eye as they sleep. This simple and painless procedure corrects any refractive errors in the cornea through the night so when it’s time to wake up, your child’s vision will be perfect for the rest of the day! To maintain this vision your child will have to wear these lenses every night as they go to sleep – clear daily daytime vision with no daytime contacts!
Ortho-K lenses are also known for slowing down and even reversing the effects of myopia in young children and teens. There are studies that show how this technology has completely transformed young patients vision experience for the better – this is a massive step forward as an alternative for our younger patients, as we don’t recommend traditional surgeries and procedures. Ortho-K is also completely reversible simply by not wearing them for a few days.
How can my child benefit from Ortho-K lenses?
Some of the benefits include:
- This wake and see procedure is fairly simple and comfortable, because your child wears the lens while they sleep, there tends to be less issues than with the wearing of contacts during the daytime.
- Overnight lenses mean no glasses or contacts during the day – let your child enjoy their summer to the fullest!
- No breaking or losing glasses or contacts – less worries for you
- Slows down progress of myopia
- Makes your child feel more confident about how they look
- Totally reversible
Just imagine the freedom that your child will feel when they can finally get rid of those pesky glasses or the responsibility of having to put in, take out and maintain their contact lenses. When they’re finally free from glasses or contact lenses your child can enjoy their summer holidays without interruption.
Here at The Contact Lens Practice we’re proud to be one of the few practices in the UK to specialise in the fittings of Orthokeratology lenses for children, and our highly qualified optometrists will ensure that your child leaves us relaxed and with lenses bespoke to their prescription.
We’re looking forward to help you free your child’s vision!