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Overnight Vision Shaping Treatment

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What is Orthokeratology?

Ortho-K is revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

How does it work?

The custom designed therapeutic contact lenses gently reshape the front of the eye while you sleep. You simply insert the lenses at bedtime and take them out when you awake, and you're left with clear, natural vision for the rest of the day!

What are the benefits?
  • Myopia control (slows the rate of nearsightedness prescription worsening/ progression)
  • Relief from dry eye (patients can see well without irritating contacts)
  • Alternative to laser surgery
  • Flexible & fully REVERSIBLE (doctor can change the lenses to match changes in your prescription)
Who May Benefit from Ortho-K?
  • People uncomfortable in contact lenses due to allergies or dryness
  • People who work in a dusty or windy environment
  • People who swim and need clear vision (contact lens wear while swimming is unsafe!)
  • People who want to work out, hike, swim, ski or enjoy other sports free of glasses/contacts
  • People who want to be able to wake up in the night and see clearly
  • People with a job that requires good vision without contacts/glasses (eg law enforcement)
  • People frustrated with glasses slipping down their nose
  • People interested in LASIK but are not quite ready or want a non-surgical alternative
  • Children with worsening prescriptions or risk of high prescriptions (family history)
  • Children who are being bullied for wearing glasses

This procedure is suitable for a broad base of the population that requires vision correction. Book an appointment to find out if you’re a candidate for Ortho-K lenses. 

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How long does it take?

Orthokeratology can produce results in a surprisingly short period of time. The length of treatment to achieve your goals can vary, but is generally 7-10 days. Factors which can affect the speed of treatment include: your initial prescription, corneal rigidity, tear quality and patient expectations. During the first few days of the fitting process, your doctor may provide soft lenses that can be used temporarily until excellent vision with Ortho-K alone is achieved.

Is it safe?

Ortho-K is a very safe and fully reversible.  It was approved by the FDA in 2002.  The only documented risk or side effect is the small risk of infection, that comes with any kind of contact lens wear.  If infection occurs, it can usually be treated promptly without permanent damage. The risk of infection is greatly reduced by careful cleaning and disinfecting, by wearing the lenses as prescribed by your doctor, and by complying with the necessary follow-up visits.

If you are interested in Ortho-K, book an appointment with one of our Certified Orthokeratologists: Dr. Bart McRoberts, Dr. Clark Bowden, Dr. Sydney Davidson, and Dr. Melanie Hennenfent.

Further studies and articles are listed below for your review:

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Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
For West Vancouver patients, please call 604-922- 0413 during our regular business hours to consult.

We are here if you need us!

**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson