Dr. West is a certified Orthokeratology practitioner. Ortho-K, also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), is the process of reshaping the cornea to correct for nearsightedness by wearing contacts. Sound like something new? It’s not. Ortho-K has actually been around over 20 years, just not very well known and not practiced by many doctors.
Simply by sleeping in specially designed contacts, prescriptions up to -5.00 diopters with minimal astigmatism can be corrected within a few days. The contacts are removed in the morning and patients are free of glasses and contacts all day long.
This is a great way for those who are looking to free themselves of glasses or who suffer from dryness or irritation from wearing contacts during the day. It’s also a great way for children or those who aren’t good LASIK candidates to free themselves of glasses.
The process is also completely reversible. If someone wants to consider LASIK later on, simply discontinue wear and the eye will return to its normal shape. An examination is necessary to see if Ortho-K is right for you.
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