Wear a contact lens retainer while you sleep!



A "contact lens" retainer while you sleep
Modern Optimal Orthokeratology (OOK) is a vision correction therapy for patients with moderate myopia (nearsightedness) and low amounts of astigmatism. It involves wearing a contact lens retainer while you sleep to gently and painlessly reshape the surface of your eye.

By controlling the shape change of your epithelium (outer layer of your cornea) we alter the refractive power of your eye to correct the error in your vision. While you sleep, the tiny forces applied by your tears squeezed between your retainer and cornea apply the necessary tension to reshape the surface of your eye. The OOK retainer never actually touches the cornea; it sits on a layer of your natural tears. In addition, the forces applied to your epithelium are so minute, it is impossible to feel or sense the effect of the lenses on your eye. But you will see the effects of the therapy when you remove the OOK retainer in the morning. Your myopia has been corrected and you enjoy your day without glasses or contacts!


Its reversible and non-surgical
The reversible nature and long term effects of OOK therapy can be understood by comparing it to wearing a ring on your finger. When you remove a ring, the skin has been moulded. The longer you wear that ring, the longer it takes for the skin to return to its normal shape. OOK therapy affects the cornea in a similar nature. After a month of nightly wear, your eye will have an increased retention of the correcting effect.

In other words, the cornea holds its altered shape for a longer period. This reduces the number of nights that you are required to wear your retainers. After a year of therapy, many patients wear their OOK retainers only 1 or 2 nights per week! Wearing OOK retainers only a limited number of times per week, and only while asleep, makes the therapy very attractive to patients looking for an alternative to glasses and conventional contact lenses.

The therapy also provides you with the piece of mind that its effect is reversible should you choose to discontinue wearing your OOK retainers. Because it is non-surgical, you can return to your pre-therapy vision and corneal shape by simply not wearing your OOK lenses.

Optimal Orthokeratology offers many distinct and unique benefits. But clearly, the reasons to choose OOK therapy is for the freedom it offers you from glasses & daily contacts and the sharp vision that results.

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