Orthokeratology is a fully reversible method of compensating for myopia and myopic control. The lenses are worn overnight to remodel the curvature of the cornea. They are removed in the morning, allowing clear vision without correction during the day.
This method is particularly suitable for curbing myopia in children. No more broken glasses in the middle of the playground or lost contact lenses, children can run and play sport without constraint.
Lenses should be put in at the last minute, just before going to bed. You should not read with them in, or look at screens. It is recommended that you sleep with your lenses in for at least 6 hours for the treatment to be effective.
Orthokeratology is a reversible technique. If you stop wearing your lenses, your myopia will return to its initial value because your cornea will return to its original shape.
Depending on the degree of myopia and the plasticity of the cornea, vision correction can take from a few days to 1 month.
An increase of one diopter in myopia increases the risk of retinal complications by 40% over the course of a lifetime. Orthokeratology lenses are an ideal ally in the fight against ocular pathologies in the highly myopic.
They allow total visual freedom during the day. They are handled at home, so there is little risk of loss or breakage. They are safe to use.