Orthokeratology in North York

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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. Ortho-k lenses work by reshaping the center of the cornea, changing how light enters the eye. Most ortho-k 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.

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 in Toronto. Our experts can also provide information on the cost of ortho-k lenses and other related queries.

To learn the benefits of orthokeratology and what these lenses could do for you, book an appointment at Empress Eye Clinic!

Our Location

Empress Eye Clinic
5095 Yonge Street, Unit B6
North York, Ontario
M2N 6Z4

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


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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
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