Welcome to All About OrthoK’s blog section. Here, you will regularly see the latest news, techniques, and discoveries about OrthoK therapy. We may also talk about different eye conditions and the various ways we can help you achieve better eye health. If you are looking for effective myopia control methods from a trusted Orthokeratology specialist, let this page be your reference.
Our Trusted and Dedicated Orthokeratologist
Dr. Robert Gerowitz obtained his Pre-Optometry degree in 1977 from the prestigious Northeastern Illinois University, with honors. His passion for this field made him pursue a second bachelor’s degree in Visual Science from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1979. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1981.
Dr. Gerowitz participated in the first Global Orthokeratology Symposium in 2002, which was held in Toronto. With his impressive educational background and commitment to his craft, he has been continually invited to talk about the effectiveness and safety of OrthoK therapy to his colleagues. In fact, he is one of the pioneers of using this revolutionary method to control myopia progression in the area.
Currently, he is also one of the board members of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. This is a non-profit organization made of academicians and practitioners who are devoted to developing corneal reshaping therapy.
Orthokeratology and Our Other Eye Care Services
Unlike most contact lenses, Orthokeratology designs are made to be worn while you sleep. They are specially designed molds to gently correct your vision problems overnight, preventing progression of myopia and other refractive errors. Upon waking up, you may remove them and enjoy the rest of your day without having to use your prescription eyewear.
Before recommending OrthoK, we will perform a comprehensive eye exam to establish your current vision needs. Apart from refractive errors, we also manage dry eye disease, keratoconus, and other ocular conditions. We have a wide range of eyeglasses and contact lenses for your better visual experience as well.
To learn more about us and our high-quality eye care products and services, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We serve IL families in Palatine and the surrounding Illinois communities. We will be posting more updates soon, so be sure to check this page regularly.