Vision Correction without Surgery
At Empress Eye Clinic, we are always searching for new and advanced technologies to deliver top-quality eye care to our patients. When it comes to our patients with refractive errors, we wanted to offer a solution beyond glasses or laser eye surgery.
That’s where orthokeratology comes in. Orthokeratology, or ortho-k for short, is an innovative solution to refractive errors. This treatment involves custom-designed and fitted contact lenses that actually reshape your cornea to improve your vision.
Interested in orthokeratology?
How Does Orthokeratology Work?
Orthokeratology is an effective treatment to control refractive errors. This revolutionary technology uses oxygen-permeable rigid contact lenses to improve vision by reshaping the cornea.
The lenses work by reshaping the centre of the cornea, changing how light enters the eye. Most orthokeratology lenses are worn overnight and removed during the day. When ortho-k lenses are removed, the cornea maintains its shape for up to 72 hours and vision is corrected without the need for glasses.
What to Expect from Orthokeratology?
Ortho-k lenses require a contact lens exam and fitting, just like regular contact lenses. During this fitting, one of our eye doctors will map and measure the surface of your cornea using an instrument called a corneal topographer and then prescribe a lens that will be specially made for your eye.
While some patients notice improvements within a few days, it can take a few weeks to attain maximum vision correction. In clinical studies, most patients achieved 20/40 vision or better.
Who Can Benefit from Orthokeratology?
Eye doctors generally prescribe ortho-k lenses for 2 reasons:
- To correct mild to moderate refractive errors
- To delay the progression of nearsightedness in children
For these reasons, the top 4 groups of people who can benefit from orthokeratology include:
Children with Myopia
Orthokeratology is a safe and highly effective method of correcting vision while slowing myopia progression in children.
Orthokeratology is an excellent option for all adults who need refractive correction. Ortho-k is a proven treatment method for hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia.
Ortho-k overnight lenses are an excellent solution for athletes with myopia who can’t wear glasses or contact lenses while playing sports.
Correcting Vision Without Surgery
Lastly, ortho-k lenses can also benefit patients who are not qualified to undergo refractive surgery.
Improve Your Vision Today
Orthokeratology may be just the solution you’re looking for if you’re tired of wearing corrective eyewear but aren’t interested in laser eye surgery.
To learn the benefits of orthokeratology and what these lenses could do for you, book an appointment at Empress Eye Clinic!
Empress Eye Clinic
5095 Yonge Street, Unit B6
North York, Ontario
Located at Empress Walk Mall at the corner of Yonge and Empress Avenue. Near Yonge and Sheppard and Yonge and Finch. We serve patients from North York, Willowdale, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Bayview Village, Markham, Yonge- Eglinton, Lawrence Park, York Mills, and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Our office is directly accessible by the Yonge-University Subway from North York Subway Station. It is also easily accessible by vehicle from Hwy 401
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Wow, what a great experience! I was able to book a same-day appointment after calling multiple optometrists in the area with an eye emergency. Both Dr.Heshmati and Dr.Habib took their time with me – it didn’t feel rushed at all, and they always ensured I was comfortable and were diligent in getting to the solution of my issue! Not only were the doctors exceptional, but the front desk staff went above and beyond to ensure I had my following appointments booked and that I had all my questions answered! All in all, fantastic experience. I highly recommend this location and wish other practices held to their standard.
Everyone I interacted with was very friendly, respectful, and attentive. From the person who did the eye tests to the person who helped with the glasses.
The doctor was also great. He didn’t rush and took his time explaining his observations and the next steps. He truly cares. As a healthcare professional myself, I know when I see exemplary patient care.
Thank you for the awesome service
I’ve never had an eye appointment before so I didn’t know what to expect. The staff was absolutely wonderful! Dr Heshmati was so kind and thorough and knowledgeable…he explained everything he was going to do so well and helped me with my prescription.
I had help from a wonderful lady whose name I didn’t catch…she helped me pick out the perfect frames for my new glasses and was so patient and helpful.
The staff was so friendly and approachable. I had a great experience and I highly recommend this clinic to anyone needing their eyes checked!
I wish I knew this eye clinic earlier! The eye exam was very thorough and Dr. Habib explained in detail about our testing results. The clinic has advanced machine to detect eye problems that are not normally checked. The front desk assistant was very professional as well and helped us finding eye glasses. Clinic is super clean!