Myopia, also known as short sightedness, is a vision problem that an increasing number of people face. Luckily, Reynolds Opticians can help to control things. Thanks to orthokeratology and EyeDream, the impact of myopia can be controlled in a simple and straightforward way. If you would like to know more about orthokeratology and myopia control, speak to a dedicated member of our team.
What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology refers to the process of using corneal moulding contact lenses to provide ‘normal’ vision for those who suffer with hyperopia, astigmatism and myopia. The contact lenses are gas permeable and they are worn overnight, making orthokeratology a convenient control method for myopia. This has the effect of flattening the cornea and creating ‘normal’ vision for a short period of time. After the contact lenses are removed, the benefits are apparent for anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. All you need to do is wear the specialist orthokeratology contact lenses overnight and you will quickly see a noticeable difference.
There are no significant side effects currently associated with orthokeratology and the effects are reversible, which is why it’s such a popular choice for myopia control. Wearing the contact lenses is comfortable, simple and convenient. As orthokeratology requires the specialist contact lenses to be worn overnight, it’s an ideal myopia control technique for those who would rather not wear glasses or contact lenses during the day.
EyeDream is our orthokeratology technique of choice and it’s recommended for those who suffer with mild to moderate short sightedness. If you want clear and natural vision throughout the day, without needing to wear spectacles, EyeDream is the answer. As EyeDream is non invasive, it’s a good alternative to laser eye surgery. As there are no risks associated with orthokeratology and EyeDream, it’s a myopia control technique worth trying.
Myopia Control at Reynolds Opticians
At Reynolds Opticians, we offer a myopia assessment and control clinic. With control options available, there is no need for you to deal with increasing short sightedness and the problems myopia can eventually cause. After assessing your eyes for the presence of myopia and considering the best cause of action, Reynolds Opticians can create a treatment plan to help control the impact of short sightedness. For more information about orthokeratology and myopia control at Reynolds Opticians, get in touch with our talented team of experts.