What parent wishes his or her child to be dependent daily upon eyeglasses or contact lenses to see the blackboard clearly or while playing sports and just plain being a kid?
Recent advances in non-surgical, Advance Ortho-keratology (or Ortho-K) allows a near-sighted child to improve his or her eyesight safely, without any risk of surgery, and to be able to see all day at school, play or home without any glasses or contact lenses.
Myopia or Nearsightedness (cannot see far distances without glasses) usually, but not always starts when a child is a pre-teen or a teenager, when the body as a whole changes a lot. In cases of low degrees of myopia, it is possible to wear comfortable, custom-fitted gas-permeable orth0-kertology contact lenses to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness as well as astigmatism. A retainer lens is worn on a periodic basis, temporarily, in order to maintain the improved shape of the cornea as the child grows, and myopia is therefore kept under check.
Call our practice today at (905) 471-EYES to arrange a consultation appointment to see if you child can benefit from Advance Ortho-keratololgy. Be sure to let us know you were referred from our blog!
In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of:
Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST
(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)
6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line
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