Imagine the feeling of awaking in the morning, free of needing eyeglasses and contact lenses to see great for the rest of the day! Dr. Jackson is a specialist in corneal shaping / ORTHOK for all ages, and myopia control for kids, serving Mobile, Alabama and Baldwin County.
Contact lenses for Corneal Shaping, the modern term for orthokeratology, are inserted at bedtime and worn overnight while you sleep. High oxygen transmission gas permeable lens materials have made this gentle shaping to correct vision while you sleep, possible for all ages. Overnight treatment. Daytime freedom!
Imagine your waking hours seeing great with NO eyeglasses or contact lenses without having LASIK surgery!
What Is Ortho-K?
Through the night, the Corneal Shaping lenses allow micron level changes to the front surface of your eye (the cornea) using fluid dynamics of the tear film along with the contact lens to correct your vision.
As a result of this tear fuild dynamic on the corneal epithelium while you sleep, you can see great without glasses or contact lenses through the next day, in most cases. Six to eight hours of lens wear during sleep is required for best results.
Sleep...Shape....See....all day without eyeglasses or contacts! We can even correct distance and near vision for adult patents.
Is Myopia Control Possible With Corneal Shaping?
Current research shows that children who undergo the Corneal Shaping (Orthokeratology) treatment experience a slower progression of myopia than children wearing either conventional contact lenses or eye glasses.
Myopia is a growing concern with eye doctors as it significantly increases the risk of long term eye health risks. Ortho K or Corneal shaping is considered the most effective method of slowing down the progression of Myopia.
If you are a parent, you definitely want this for your child. The earlier we can start this for your child, the better!