For the short sighted child the most exciting lens procedure is Ortho-K or Overnight Vision Correction. It is now well proven that by fitting Ortho-K lenses the normal increase in short sight which occurs especially during the teen years can not only be delayed but actually reversed. That’s why for all short sighted kids, who can handle daily insertion and removal of lenses and who fall within the prescription range for Ortho-K our first advice will always be Overnight Vision Correction!
As a Parent you might be worried that your child won’t be able to handle the lenses or won’t be able to look after them. With over 30 years experience of fitting children we’ve found that they often make better patients than their parents! In a study involving children aged 8-11 who were wearing daily disposable contacts 90% had no trouble inserting or removing them without assistance from their parents. If they are too young to handle putting them in and taking them out parents can be easily taught how to do so, however often we will prescribe weekly or monthly sleep-in lenses so you only have to deal with the ins and outs occasionally.