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 is easily accessed by transit by the Yonge-University Subway, or by vehicle from Hwy 401. We’re located in Empress Walk Mall.
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 – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
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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!
Best place to go to if you’re having your first contact lenses eye exam
The receptionist (Ms. Emma & Ms. Sam rat) are really nice and polite, helped with keeping my things safe and measuring my eyes!
Dr. Heshmati is really great too, before I was using glasses and he tested me with my glasses and apparently my glasses had the wrong prescription so I couldn’t see well with them. He even gave me a great discount offer I couldn’t refuse when buying contacts with them!
The helper (Ms. Sara) is so helpful as well and has such a positive attitude as well and super friendly too. She even assisted me with putting on contact lenses and taking them off as well.
Overall, I enjoyed my visit and I’m “empressed” with my visit here. Keep up the great work!