November 09, 2018
Correct your vision while you sleep!
People in need of vision correction are turning to Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment in which custom-designed corneal molds (similar to contact lenses) are used to gently reshape the cornea of the eye. The corneal molds are worn while sleeping and removed upon awakening, giving clear vision during the day without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. Orthokeratology can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Here’s what Dr. Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D., of Big City Optical has to say about Ortho-K, “This is a wonderful option for patients who want the freedom to not wear glasses or lenses all day long.”
Ortho-K may slow the progression of childhood Myopia
Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia found that the use of Ortho-K lenses can help to reduce the progression of myopia in children. Children wearing the Ortho-K contacts showed a significantly more stable degree of myopia when compared with children who wore contacts or glasses over a two-year period. If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, Ortho-K may help to slow progression or stabilize your child’s existing condition, while providing clear daily vision.
Half the cost of Lasik
Ortho-K costs less than LASIK. While specialized fitting for Ortho-K lenses is necessary, the cost of this care is still roughly half the cost of LASIK.
Who is a good candidate for Ortho-K?
Most people with mild to moderate myopia (with or without mild astigmatism) are good candidates for Ortho-K. Because the corneal reshaping effect is temporary, little risk is involved, and you can discontinue wearing the lenses at any time — provided you are willing to start wearing glasses or contacts again when your myopia returns!
For more information:
This treatment is available at any of Big City Optical’s six Chicagoland locations; including Lakeview on Southport, Lakeview on Lincoln, Pilsen on 18th Street, Andersonville on Clark and Plaza del Lago in Wilmettte. They offer a complete optical department and also carry a wide selection of high fashion eyewear and designer frames. To schedule an appointment, visit or email at .
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