Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea) so you can see clearly the following day after you remove the lenses when you wake up. With the contact lenses you are able to reduce the dependency on glasses and/or soft contact lenses during the day all while slowing the progression of childhood myopia.

Who’s a Candidate?

  • Mild to moderate myopia (-0.75sph to -8.00sph)
  • Low astigmatism
  • No age minimum or maximum
  • Parents of young children need to be involved and motivated
  • Quickly progressing school-age myopes
  • Children of parents who are highly near-sighted

Visits

Comprehensive Eye Exam (not
included with fitting fee)
Consultation & Measurements
Insertion & Removal Training
1 Day wearing OrthoK (AM visit)
1 Week
1 Month
3 Months
6 Month contact lens cleaning
1 Year Annual Cl Exam (not
included with fitting fee)

Fees

$50 – Consultation (may be applied to fitting fee)
$750 – Fitting Fee (covers all contact lens related visits)
$460 – $500 – Contact Lenses **(1 pair) **lenses are kept for 1-2 yrs
$12 – Daily Cleaning Solution
$20 – Deep cleaning of lenses every 6 months
$4 – DMV/Plunger (as needed for replacement)
***Spare pair of contacts for purchase within 90 days of fitting at 50% discount

Misc.

  • Expect an adaptation time for comfort of contact lenses
  • First 1-2 weeks vision will fluctuate as the day progresses due to eyes adapting to the contact lenses
  • No 2 people will have the same adaptation time
  • – Visual Acuity Goal is 20/25 to 20/30
  • Warranty for breakage on most lenses within first 90 days of fit