Think about how deeply you depend on your eyes and your vision each day. How would you drive, read, work, and manage all of the other important activities of your day without your eyes functioning properly? Many of us take our eye health and vision for granted, not realizing that we should be taking preventative measures in order to keep our eyes and vision in good shape for the future. One of the most important ways to preserve your vision and keep your eyes in the best health possible is to visit the Englewood area optometry office of Palisade Optometrics for vision testing and eye health examinations.
You may be considering eye surgery to correct your vision problems, such as near- or far-sightedness, but are apprehensive about the use of lasers to reshape your cornea in order to achieve clearer, sharper vision. That’s why our Englewood area optometry office offers Ortho-k treatments, which is an alternative to eye surgery to correct and enhance your nearsightedness by use of specialty lenses. Orthokeratology is frequently a good option for nearsighted individuals who are too young for LASIK surgery or for some other reason are not good candidates for vision correction surgery. Our optometrist at Palisades Optometrics will best be able to determine if you are good candidate for this treatment. Ortho-k is particularly appealing for people who participate in sports, or who work in dusty, dirty environments that can make contact lens wear difficult. Because it can be discontinued at any time without permanent change to the eye, people of any age can try the procedure, as long as their eyes are healthy. The lenses for Ortho-k are applied at bedtime and worn overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision, so you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses when you’re awake. The goal for Ortho-k is to correct your vision to 20/20 without eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. Though you may see some improvement in your vision after a day or two of overnight Ortho-k, it can take a week or two for the full effect to be apparent.
At Palisades Optometrics, our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance the vision of every member of your family. Our Optometric Physician, Dr. Ronald F. Luxenburg, is committed to providing expert eye care care using the latest technology and advanced training in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Call our office to find out if your prescription is within the range that can be successfully treated with Ortho-k. If you desire clear, comfortable vision and/or want to decrease your dependence on your prescription glasses or contact lenses, then Ortho-k treatment may be the solution you’ve been looking for. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, please call our Englewood area optometry office or view our website.