What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a technology that allows you to have clear vision throughout the day without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. It has also been shown to slow the progression of nearsightedness in some studies! At Owosso Eye Care, we use a specific type of lens called Paragon CRT to perform orthokeratology.


How Does Orthokeratology Work?

The video below gives a basic description of how the lenses work.

The lenses are worn only at night and are removed in the morning. This provides clear vision all day long without the need for visual correction.


Who is Eligible for Orthokeratology?

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is currently FDA approved for those with myopia (nearsightedness) up to -6.00D, with or without up to 1.75D of astigmatism. Unlike LASIK, there is no age restriction for wearing CRT lenses. Your eye doctor will ultimately make the decision if you are eligible for orthokeratology.


Who Are Good Candidates for Orthokeratology?

Patients who are nearsighted that fit the eligibility characteristics above and would like to have clear vision throughout the day without having to wear contact lenses or glasses. Orthokeratology is also good for those who are worried about their prescription increasing over time. Orthokeratology is great for those who live active lifestyles, play sports, suffer from daytime contact lens discomfort, or those who are apprehensive about permanent refractive surgery (or those too young for refractive surgery). Ultimately, your eye doctor will let you know if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology.


How Do I Get Fit With Orthokeratology Lenses?

Ask your eye doctor at your next visit about Orthokeratology Lenses. At Owosso Eye Care, we proudly provide this service to our patients. If you would like to schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for Orthokeratology CLICK HERE. If you are not a patient at our office, and would like to continue seeing your current eye doctor for routine eye care, we will provide an orthokeratology screening at no cost as long as you have a current eyeglasses prescription.