A Revolutionary Contact Lens Therapy
• Accelerated Corneal Reshaping.
• Safe And Effective Results With Reversibility.
• Natural Vision Improvement In Days.
• All Ages Benefit - Sports, Recreation Or Occupation.
• Prevention & Control Of Children's Nearsightedness.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k or OK), AKA, Corneal Reshaping (CR), is a safe, non-invasive,
non-surgical procedure that is completely reversible and tunable,
if necessary, as vision normally changes. A specially designed high oxygen
permeable rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens mold is used to gently reshape the
front surface of the eye (cornea) to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and mild
astigmatism. AOK has been called "braces for the eyes". There is no cutting of
the corneal cap, no severing of the corneal nerves that are critically needed to
maintain normal corneal physiology, and no lasing away of corneal tissue that
thins and weakens the corneal structure.
The concept of OK has been around for many years and it is in a constant state of evolution. Recent technological advances in lens designs and materials have immensely improved the effectiveness and hence the popularity of the procedure. In most cases, the procedure allows the patient to wear the lenses overnight and remove them in the morning. This may result in near-perfect daytime vision for up to several days without needing contacts or glasses at all. Initially, it can take as little as one to three days to correct your vision and the ongoing wearing maintenance schedule may be as little as every 2-3 nights. OK is NOT permanent. It requires regular use of retainer lenses.
Are You A Candidate?
Pilots, airline and military personnel, race car drivers, athletes, law
enforcement officers, firefighters, skiers, divers, swimmers and just plain
people who hate their glasses or contacts, love OK. There are limitations,
however, so not everyone can benefit from the procedure. Good candidates are
those who have a spectacle prescription of up to -6.00 diopters with up to -1.50
diopters of astigmatism. There are documented cases that have been successful
with higher amounts of nearsightedness but they can not be considered with the
same effectiveness of lower prescriptions. Once we perform a full comprehensive
exam, we can let you know if you are a candidate.
Cost varies from $1250 to $2500 for both eyes depending on the case complexity, the length of treatment, and the number of lenses required. We will inform you of exactly what your individual cost will be after your comprehensive exam.
Schedule An Appointment Now
If you are interested in this procedure and would like a free consultation
with Dr. Berke, please call our office at 714-979-2021.