Orthokeratology : It’s Time You Throw Your Glasses Away


Wondering why we are asking you to throw your glasses away? It’s because science has come up with another mind-blowing technology which will help you get rid of your glasses. The ease and relaxation associated with not wearing any glasses are simply awesome.

Ortho K or Orthokeratology is the use of specially designed lenses which flatten the cornea and thus remove the curvature responsible for the defect in vision. These lenses are of great help to those suffering from myopia.

Ortho K myopia control has been gaining popularity all over the world. It’s because of their simple procedure of work. All you have to do is to wear them at night and remove them in the morning. The lenses do their reshaping of the cornea at night when the lenses are worn. After they are removed in the morning, a person has a considerably clear view. The effect of these lenses lasts for a day or two if they are worn properly. This way they eliminate the use of glasses for a day or two after use. Significant improvement in vision can be seen in a few days of use.


Ortho K Myopia Control Has A Lot of Advantages Over Other Surgical Treatments-

  • This treatment is reversible and doesn’t have any major side effect.  This ensures that no major complication takes place at a later stage of life.
  • It’s a simple procedure and is ideal for those afraid of a surgery. This procedure eliminates the need for a surgery by providing a simpler and reliable treatment.
  • It controls and slows the rate of myopia progression.
  • Since the lenses are to be worn at night, a person can engage in all kinds of activities, even activities where lenses are to be avoided.
  • It does not cause any discomfort to the person wearing it.
  • This procedure is considerably cheaper than surgical procedures.
  • You can’t work for a few days after a surgical treatment, but this is not the case with orthokeratology.

Orthokeratology shows quick results. Improvement in vision can be observed after a month or two under suitable conditions. But this time varies from patient to patient. Some show improvement in 10-15 days while others may take up to 6 months. One should consult their doctor before opting for this treatment to know if they suffer from any medical condition that does not allow this treatment.


Ortho K myopia control is suitable for kids. Since wearing glasses irritates them, lenses at night will soothe them and will treat their vision. Glasses are often broken by children of young age during play and recreational activities, so this treatment is suitable for them. If not cure, they are sure to cease the progress of myopia.

Orthokeratology is completely a safe procedure which has been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) in 2002. There is a small risk of infection as it is with any contact lenses. These infections can be cured by antibiotic drops. The chances of complication can be further reduced by cleaning the lenses the right way and by consulting the doctor at a regular interval.

Orthokeratology is a long-term treatment and one cannot expect to see the results in a short period of time. The cost of treatment on an average is Rs 25-30k per year which includes the cost of the lens and the follow-up. The frequency of visits to a doctor reduces over time.

If you think orthokeratology is the right treatment for you, consult your optometrist and get done with the treatment. This will be a decision which you will not regret in future. Find your perfect pair of lenses and see the magic happen while you sleep peacefully.