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ORTHOKERATOLOGY
WHAT IS ORTHOKERATOLOGY?
THE PROCEDURE
WHY HAVE ORTHO-K DONE?
IS EVERYONE SUITABLE FOR ORTHO-K?
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
DOES ORTHO-K HAVE ANY ADVANTAGE OVER LASER SURGERY(LASIK)? YES
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ORTHO-K?
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF ORTHO-K?
COSTS INVOLVED

WHY HAVE ORTHO-K DONE?

The main purpose of ortho-k is to free the individual from using contact lenses and spectacles for the majority of, or possibly all, waking hours. This freedom from any artificial aid appeals especially to myopic spectacle and contact lens wearers and is ideal for sportsmen (swimmers, scuba divers, water polo players, boxers etc.); those who work in dusty or dirty environments or people who find spectacles and conventional lenses a nuisance. In addition, ortho-k is also suited to those who need to have a certain degree of uncorrected vision to satisfy their employers or a licensing body, for example, pilots, police, firemen and commandos.

One of the ideal situations for using ortho-k lenses is for a child or teenager with early myopia. Not only does the procedure have all the advantages already given above, but the latest scientific evidence shows that it retards the progression of myopia.



 
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