"Ortho-K also means that your child is protected from significant risks of serious vision conditions later in life such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment. At the same time, he or she is freed from corrective lenses during the day."
What Is Myopia?
Myopia or “nearsightedness” begins in childhood and continues into the teenage years. It is both extremely prevalent and on the rise worldwide. Myopia results when the eye begins to lose its spherical shape and becomes elongated as a child grows. This causes light from distant objects to land in the front, rather than at the center of the cornea, causing blurred and distorted vision. While glasses or regular contact lenses adjust for this distortion, they don’t address the underlying problem, which will continue to worsen into young-adulthood. Orthokeratology, however, DOES address myopia and keeps it from progressing.
What Is The Process For Getting An Ortho-K Fitting?
At our Oakville, Ontario Ortho-K clinic, patients undergo a full Ortho-K assessment before any fitting is made. Dr. Fallon Patel, Dr. Angela Fu, Dr. Shobitha Ratnakumar, Dr. Sandy Zhu and Siva Sivalingam will assess the health of your eyes, determine your exact corrective prescription, and will ascertain whether or not you are a good candidate.
Once you have been approved and assessed, the Ortho-K process works more or less in three stages:
The Ortho-K Fitting
The Myopia Management Center at Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates uses advanced technology to map out your specific corneal topography in order to get the exact custom shape of the lenses required to best match your eyes.
Diagnostic Shaping Lens Trial
After the initial fitting, patients will be provided with detailed instructions on how to insert, remove, and care for their Ortho-K lenses. After a few brief intervals, the Myopia Management optometrist will perform check-ups to evaluate changes in refraction and corneal topography. We will also verify that the lenses continue to fit properly and effectively, and adjustments will be made as required.
Long-Term Ortho-K Treatment
Once we have established that the initial fitting is successful, you will be required to occasionally have the progress of the Ortho-K assessed with an occasional checkup. Any minor changes or adjustments can be made in order to ensure maximal comfort and success.
Ortho-K Is An Investment For A Lifetime!
As the saying goes “Education is the Best Legacy.” It is very important that you give your child sound, proper education. Unfortunately, an eye defect like myopia can hinder a child from reading, writing, and learning. Orthokeratology offers a fast and effective solution to this eye defect.
By improving your child’s vision, you will be increasing his or her chances of learning and succeeding. This is definitely a lifetime investment for you and your child. The Orthokeratology procedure at The Myopia Management Center at Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates is your best chance of controlling myopia.
Find Out More Or Book An Ortho-K Consultation Today!
Is your child finding it hard to read, learn, or see faraway objects? Don’t wait until the myopia gets worse. Avoid a new prescription and give your child the gift of healthy eyes for a lifetime. Get in touch with us today at The Myopia Management Center at Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates.