Bettervision Ortho-K Lens in Singapore
Overnight, ortho-k lenses softly alter the curvature of the eye. Sharp optical focus is formed through altering the length of the eyeball by reshaping the cornea. When you wake up, your cornea’s tiny shift in curvature is sufficient to give you daylong eyesight that is clear and precise. Ortho-k lenses enable a person with myopia to live a normal, daytime life without the use of lenses or eyeglasses while yet having their vision clearly, naturally, and corrected. Children benefit greatly from ortho-k lenses in Singapore because it allows them the flexibility to live a life without restrictions. The advancement of short-sightedness can be significantly slowed or even stopped using ortho-k lenses.
By temporarily altering the shape of your lens and cornea with corneal reshaping contact lenses, Ortho K provides a non-surgical method of correcting refractive problems. Because Ortho-k lenses are rigid and gas permeable, they will always maintain their shape. These contact lenses are typically worn at night during Ortho K therapy to gradually reshape your cornea.
Frequently Asked Question
Does Ortho-K actually work?
Ortho-K lenses are special types of contact lenses that are designed to help reshape the cornea without undergoing an eye surgery. Studies show that Ortho-K lenses can improve the vision of people suffering from Myopia for about 48 hours after removing the lenses. Furthermore, they are also a notable tool to manage nearsightedness among children.
How much does Ortho-K cost?
Ortho-k is a 2 year treatment program that requires constant follow up. The cost of the treatment program cost $2500.
Which is better: ortho-k or LASIK?
Lasik surgery is an eye surgery that aims to correct the corneal shape. The surgical operation is irreversible and may cause complications to some patients. On the other hand, wearing Ortho-K lenses is a non-invasive way to reshape your cornea and improve your vision for a given period. It is best to ask your ophthalmologist for the right treatment based on your condition for better results.
Can ortho-k damage your eyes?
Not at all. Ortho-K lenses that are manufactured and distributed by authorised optical centres are designed to cause no harm even when worn overnight. You will only need to follow the procedures as advised by your optometrist to guarantee safety and good results.
How long do Ortho-K lenses last?
Ortho-k lenses can last for 2 years in general.
Are ortho-k lenses soft or hard?
Ortho-K lenses are hard contact lenses that are placed on the eyes and left there overnight. While you sleep, Ortho-K lenses correct the shape of your cornea so you can have a good vision when you wake up.