The world of eyecare is one of the fastest-evolving fields in medicine today. Never before have there been so many new techniques and scientific breakthroughs. Orthokeratology is a safe, non-surgical contact lens procedure to reduce or eliminate blurred vision caused by nearsightedness and astigmatism. It dramatically improves the natural vision. Orthokeratology was developed in 1962 and has provided corrective care to thousands of patients through this therapeutic application of contact lenses. A series of special lenses is fit in stages to gently reshape the cornea and improve vision without surgery or damage to the cornea.
The basic purpose of orthokeratology is to improve visual function using custom contact lenses, shaped specifically for each patient. In people of all ages with increasingly stronger prescriptions, orthokeratology can slow down or stop the ever-increasing need to get stronger glasses. Not everyone can presently benefit by this procedure. Yet, for many, this is a safe, non-surgical approach to improving and restoring vision. The doctors at Arizona's Vision will evaluate your eyes and your vision to determine whether you are a good candidate for ortho-k. As shown in the video, Arizona's Vision is a Certified Wave™ Designer, one of the advanced technologies we use for custom contact lens fitting and as an applied technology within Orthokeratology.