Ortho-k treatment, also known as orthokeratology, is a therapeutic means of correcting myopic progression (nearsightedness) using specialized rigid lenses.
The benefits include the following:
Ortho-k treatment offers the benefit of a non-surgical intervention to improve daytime vision in children and to slow myopic progression. It accomplishes this without the aid of glasses. As an early intervention for children this can go a long way to preventing ocular disorders in adulthood, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. Speak with your child's optometrist to find out if orthokeratology is viable for your child.