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5 Eye-Opening Facts About Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho K LensesOrtho-k lenses are a type of contact lens that can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism while you sleep. The lenses work by temporarily changing the shape of the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye.

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Let's take a closer look at Ortho-k lenses:

1. Ortho-k lenses are not just for people with nearsightedness!

Many people assume that Ortho-k lenses are only for people who are nearsighted. In reality, Ortho-k can now correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

2. Ortho-k lenses are safe and effective!

Ortho-k lenses have been used for over 30 years, and they have an excellent safety record. In fact, they’re FDA-approved for use overnight. But like any medical device, potential side effects exist. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

3. Ortho-k lenses can improve the quality of life for people who wear them.

Ortho-K lenses provide clear vision without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. This can be especially beneficial for people who are active and participate in sports, as well as for people who simply don't like wearing glasses or contact lenses.

4. Ortho-k lenses are easy to care for.

Ortho-k lenses are easy to care for, and only need to be worn overnight. You remove them from your eyes in the morning, clean them in a special solution, and store them in a case. 

5. Ortho-k lenses can be worn by Children and Adults

In addition to providing clear daytime vision to adults, Ortho-k lenses can also slow the progression of myopia in children and teenagers.

Interested in learning more about Ortho-K lenses? Call us at Premier Vision Clinic in Clive and schedule a consultation.  

Our practice serves patients from West Des Moines, Clive, Waukee, and Urbandale, Iowa and surrounding communities.

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