Since 1984, Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC, has been committed to helping patients achieve better eyesight through high-quality vision correction methods. Apart from eyeglasses and contact lenses, we also provide OrthoK therapy as a reliable and convenient way to help you see clearly. Read on as your trusted orthokeratology specialist discusses why you should try this option.
Refractive errors are typically caused by irregularities in the shape or surface of the cornea. Orthokeratology gently reshapes your cornea, eliminating these structural infirmities. Initially developed to treat myopia (nearsightedness), studies later showed its effectiveness at managing farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
An Undeniable Feeling of Normalcy
Orthokeratology contact molds are meant to be worn while you sleep. These gas-permeable molds are designed to modify your impaired corneal surface through the night. You may remove them in the morning and enjoy a whole day’s worth of improved eyesight without having to use any corrective eyewear. You’ll need to continue wearing the OrthoK molds each night to enjoy the benefits the following day.
After wearing OrthoK molds overnight, you’ll experience better visual acuity the next day. Because the effects of these molds are temporary, you have the freedom to choose other vision correction methods, like prescription eyewear or even LASIK later on.
Enhanced Quality of Life
OrthoK therapy improves your vision and your overall quality of life. It’s a convenient option because you don’t have to worry about wearing corrective eyewear during the day.
For more information about orthokeratology, call us at (847) 453-3700. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We see patients from Arlington Heights, IL, and the surrounding communities.