Ortho-K

Contact lenses and eyeglasses are effective at correcting refractive errors for both adults and children. However, not everybody finds them comfortable. Orthokeratology offers a good alternative for these vision aids and helps people suffering from various conditions see more clearly. At Optikos Optometry in Central LA, we prescribe and fit orthokeratology lenses for people suffering from conditions such as myopia. We first examine you to determine that you are fit for the optometry lenses. We have state-of-the-art visual equipment and highly skilled optometrists to take care of your vision needs. We also offer routine eye exams, prescription glasses, and same-day glasses fitting. 

What Is Orthokeratology and How Does It Work?

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-k, refers to the use of specially designed lenses to reshape the cornea. These lenses are usually worn at night, eliminating the need to wear them during the day. Ortho-k lenses usually rest on top of the tear film. They then apply gentle pressure on the epithelium, which is the frontal layer of the cornea. The pressure applied makes the cells in the epithelium move from the central corneal part to the periphery. This leads to the reshaping of the cornea, which lasts temporarily.  A person requires to wear these lenses every night to get the best results. 

Which Conditions Can Be Corrected Using Orthokeratology?

Some of the conditions that can be corrected using orthokeratology include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism. Also, people who are actively engaged in physical activities may find it difficult to stay with eyeglasses or contact lenses all day long. They may also benefit from orthokeratology. Additionally, people who want to avoid surgical procedures like LASIK surgery can greatly benefit from ortho-k lenses.

Is Orthokeratology Safe for Children?

Orthokeratology is safe and has been approved by the FDA. You need to maintain ortho-k lenses properly and be hygienic when handling them to avoid getting eye infections. You also need to go for routine eye exams so that your optometrist can check your progress. Orthokeratology is safe for children as it is for adults. In children, it is mostly used for slowing the progression of myopia. If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, you can discuss the use of orthokeratology with your optometrist in Los Angeles. 

Get Orthokeratology Treatment at Optikos Optometry in Los Angeles

At Optikos Optometry, we have shared the benefits of orthokeratology with residents of Central LA for many years. Call us today at (213) 386-0001 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Location

Corner of Wilshire and Serrano