Our Tampa optometrist offers a full suite of optometric services to help you see the world more clearly. Some great advances in the field of eye care have included PRK or Lasik surgery; however, some patients are not good candidates for this type of procedure, or they simply do not like the idea of any type of surgery. For these patients, our Tampa eye doctor offers an option called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K/GVS, a non-surgical technique which can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.
Vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are commonly due to deformations in the shape of the cornea. While glasses and contact lens are frequently used to compensate for this deformation, laser surgery can permanently reshape the cornea itself. Ortho-K lenses, on the other hand, work at night to temporarily reshape your cornea, with effects that last for one or two days at a time.
How Does Orthokeratology Work?
If you are thinking about trying Ortho K, our Lutz optometrist, Dr. Jennifer Brady Cook or Dr. Michael A. Cook, will first perform an examination of your eyes to determine what is causing your vision problems. We will then discuss your options including glasses, contacts, surgery, and orthokeratology.
If Ortho-K is the right approach for you, our optometrist in Tampa will fit you for special contact lenses that correct your vision while you sleep so that no vision correction is required during the day. Simply put them in before going to bed, take them out in the morning, and enjoy near-perfect vision all day. If Ortho-K is not right for you, or you want to try another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the lenses and your corneas will return to their previous shape.
Contact Us to Learn More about Ortho-K by our Optometrist in Tampa
Visionary Eye Care, located at 17655 Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, FL 33558, serves the areas of Lutz, Tampa and North Tampa. Subscribe to our blog or “like” our Facebook page to receive regular tips on eye care. Call 813-425-9596 to schedule your appointment or learn more about orthokeratology.