Eye Doctor in Fort Lee
Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye, occurring in approximately 41% of Americans between the ages of twelve and fifty-four. Myopia, or nearsightedness, makes it difficult to see objects at a distance, and usually begins in childhood. At Palisades Optometrics, your Fort Lee eye doctor, we use state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to improve the symptoms of myopia. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short, is a non-surgical eye treatment that can dramatically improve mild to moderate myopia.
If you suffer from myopia, faraway objects may appear blurry, making it difficult to read road signs or see a chalkboard from the back of a classroom. With nearsightedness, you may have no difficulty seeing well close-up, however, trying to see at a distance may cause eye strain and perhaps a headache. A visual acuity test performed by your Fort Lee eye doctor can determine if you have myopia. This condition often presents itself in childhood, and tends to run in families. Myopia occurs when the cornea is too curved for the length of the eyeball. Ortho-K treatment can gradually change the curvature of the cornea to correct nearsightedness. Ortho-K eliminates the need for daily wearing of eyeglasses and daytime contact lenses. You wear the Ortho-K lenses while you sleep each night, and remove them in the morning for improved vision. The lenses are a custom prescription designed specifically for the anatomy of your eye and the correction needed. This treatment is reversible, non-surgical and does not involve recovery or healing time. The results of Ortho-K are predictable and proven to be effective in treating myopia.
At Palisades Optometrics, your Fort Lee eye doctor, we are committed to making the highest quality optometric care available right in your area. Our goal is to provide you with clear, crisp vision. To learn more about our services, call today.