Ortho-K Contact Lenses
Aucello EyeCare Center are your contact lens professionals in South Windsor and Newington, CT. If you are looking for an eye doctor that can help you see the world clearly without glasses we can provide an eye examine and fit you with contact lenses that meet your visual needs.
Specialty Eyecare Products
Our eyecare services and products also include specialty contacts such as Ortho-K Contact Lenses. These are specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight, and while you are sleeping the lenses gently reshape your cornea. When you wake up the next day, the slight change in the curvature of the corneal surface lets you see clearly without your glasses or contacts!
However, the reshaping is temporary, but can last all day and sometimes into the next day. Every patient responds differently to Ortho-K overnight vision correction and have various levels of correction and length of improvement. For best results, the lenses should be worn every night.
What vision problems can Ortho-K correct?
Ortho-K contact lenses temporarily reshape the cornea to reduce refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. So, if you are nearsighted (myopia) or farsighted (hyperopia) or your vision is distorted (astigmatism) you can really appreciate this amazing “Corneal Refractive Therapy.” We fine that most of our patients with mild to moderate myopia are good candidates for Ortho-K.
What are the risks?
Since the reshaping of the cornea is temporary, there is little risk involved. You can stop using the lenses at any time. You will just have to start wearing your glasses or contacts again when the corneal reshaping effect has subsided.
What is the procedure?
Determining your exact prescription and fitting Ortho-K contact lenses for overnight vision correction takes more time and expertise than fitting standard gas or permeable soft contacts.
Your eye doctor measures the curvature of each of your corneas with a special instrument called a corneal topographer. This non-invasive medical imaging technique is a painless procedure that creates a topographical map of your eye’s surface in about a minute. At Aucello EyeCare Center we have the experience and skills to safely improve your vision with these specialty contact lenses.
Contact Aucello EyeCare Center Now!
Contact us now to request an appointment to see if you can benefit from Ortho-K Contact Lenses. You can reach our Newington office at (860) 667-2020 and our South Windsor office at (860) 644-4362 seven days a week. You can also make an appointment online by completing our new patient form.