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What is Ortho-K?

Ortho-K or orthokeratology is a safe, FDA-Approved, nonsurgical procedure that uses specially designed highly gas permeable rigid lenses to reshape the front of your eyes to correct your vision.  The Ortho-K lenses are worn only while you are asleep, and the treatment allows you to see all day without lenses.

 

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Ortho-K works well for low to moderate levels of myopia or nearsightedness and certain types and amount of astigmatism.  To find out if you or your child is a candidate for this treatment please call the office of Dr. Thomas Aller Optometrist, Inc. at (650) 871-1816 and request a free consultation.  You may also email him with questions at draller@reversemyopianow.com.

 

Where can I get more information?

There are a number of websites that have very thorough explanations about Ortho-K.  Try Ortho-K.net, or Orthokeratology Academy of America.  You can view a video explaining the procedure at Ortho-K Video, and you can browse some of the lens company sites, such as Paragon CRT, or DreamLens.

 

Can Ortho-K Also Slow Down Myopia Progression?

There are a number of studies that are starting to show that children that undergo Ortho-K treatment have a slower rate of myopia progression than children wearing either glasses or standard soft or RGP contact lenses. A good short article by Dr. Walline from The Ohio State University can be found in Contact Lens Spectrum. Another article discussing the latest research developments in myopia control discusses various treatments including Ortho-K and Dr. Aller’s research findings in myopia treatment with bifocal contact lenses. Go to The New Scientist Magazine for this latest research.

Read Dr. Aller’s Interviews in Los Angeles Times and San Mateo Times:

Dr. Aller was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of the use of bifocal eyeglasses to control myopia. There was a recent study out of Canada that showed pretty good effectiveness in using a certain type of bifocal eyeglass in children with quickly worsening myopia.  To read the article, click this LA Times link.

The San Mateo Times just did a feature article on Dr. Aller’s myopia research highlighting the experiences of two of his younger patients that have benefitted by having their myopia progression halted through the use of bifocal contact lenses.  Go to the San Mateo Times to read this article.

Dr. Aller Now a Featured Contributing Specialist on Smartnow.com!

Smartnow’s website is your leading source for expert adice on health, fitness, wellness and nutrition. It features regular contributions from leading medical experts in various fields.  Dr. Aller is proud to be a member of this team and looks forward to writing about his research and on other topics in eye care and vision. Visit SmartNow.com regularly for the latest information on a wide variety of health topics.