Orthokeratology,or Ortho-K for short, is a non-surgical alternative to LASIK. Ortho-K contact lenses are specially designed to gently reshape the curvature of the eye while sleeping at night, creating clearer vision during the day and eliminating the need for daytime glasses or contact lenses. This is a safe, effective, and FDA-approved treatment for nearsightedness or myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia (blurred near vision).
Dr. Cheryl Chapman is the leading orthokeratologist in the Midwest. She has attended several continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest in Ortho-K technology and provide optimal Ortho-K patient care.
Risk factors for myopia onset and progression include:
AGE OF ONSET: 9 or younger
FAMILY HISTORY: parents, grandparents or siblings
RATE OF PROGRESSION: -1.00 Diopter or more per year
ETHNICITY: Asian heritage
NEAR WORK: 2 hours or more per day
TIME SPENT OUTDOORS: 2 hours or less per day
Dr. Cheryl Chapman's Myopia Management Blog
Want more information on what Myopia Management is and why it is important for your child's eye health? Check out the links below to read Dr. Chapman's blogs on Myopia Management and what Gretna Vision Source can do for your child.
Check out www.orthokacademy.com for more information!