Unlocking Clear Vision: A Beginner's Guide to Orthokeratology

Have you ever dreamed of waking up with clear vision, free from the hassle of glasses or contact lenses? If so, you might be interested in exploring the world of orthokeratology, a non-surgical method designed to reshape your cornea and correct vision while you sleep. No more glasses! No more contacts!

Understanding Ortho-k

Orthokeratology, often referred to as "ortho-k" or corneal reshaping therapy, is a non-invasive method used to temporarily improve vision by reshaping the cornea—the clear, front part of the eye responsible for focusing light. This is achieved with special, customized lenses that are worn overnight while you sleep…like little retainers for your eyes!

How does it work?

Ortho-k lenses are designed to gently reshape the cornea as you sleep, correcting vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. By wearing these lenses overnight, the cornea undergoes a temporary change in shape, allowing light to be properly focused onto the retina, resulting in clear vision when you wake up. You won’t need glasses or contacts during the day.

The Process

The journey begins with a comprehensive eye examination and consultation with an eye doctor who is specially trained in orthokeratology. This step is crucial to determine if ortho-k is a suitable option for your specific vision needs.

Custom Fitting: If ortho-k is deemed suitable, your eye doctor will take detailed measurements of your eyes to create custom-fit ortho-k lenses tailored to your unique corneal shape.

Nighttime Wear: The ortho-k lenses are worn overnight, typically for six to eight hours. As you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the cornea which corrects your vision.

Morning Clarity: Upon waking, you remove the lenses to enjoy clear vision throughout the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Advantages of Orthokeratology

Freedom from Daytime Wear: One of the key benefits of ortho-k is the freedom it provides from wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day.
Slow Myopia Progression: Studies suggest that orthokeratology may help slow down the progression of myopia, especially in children.
Non-surgical: Unlike laser eye surgery, orthokeratology is a non-surgical and reversible option for vision correction.


Ortho-k offers a unique and exciting approach to achieving clear vision without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. While it may not be the perfect fit for everyone, it's certainly worth exploring if you're seeking freedom from glasses and contacts every day. Call us for to make your ortho-k appointment!