Orthokeratology (Ortho K)
Options is Proud to Offer Ortho K at our Joondalup Location
What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology (Ortho K or corneal refractive therapy (CRT)) involves gently reshaping the cornea to temporarily modify or eliminate refractive error.
Contact lenses are worn overnight and upon removal in the morning the vision is clear throughout the day. Orthokeratology is completely reversible.
Who is suitable for Ortho K?
Those having a Mild to moderate myopia (-0.75 to –5.00D)
Active individuals or those with occupational demands not suited to standard daytime contact lenses.
Those that have considered refractive surgery but are worried about the risks
Those that have difficulty with dry eyes from air conditioning, computer use or dusty environments
People who find soft contact lenses are not comfortable or suitable for the demands their lifestyle places on their eyes
Children are also exceptionally good candidates
What advantages does Ortho K have over Contact Lenses and Glasses?
- Eliminate the worry of lost or broken spectacles
- Allow complete freedom when playing sports
- May help stop or slow the progression of myopia
What does it cost and will my Health Fund help pay?
The complete treatment costs in the region of $1500, your initial eye exam is however bulk billed and will include a discussion about your suitability.
Some Health funds do contribute towards Ortho K – The store will be happy to confirm.