Here at the Kendal practice of Bagot Opticians, we offer overnight corrective contact lenses, A.K.A. Ortho-K! Did you know that these lenses help teenagers and children as young as 10, as well as adults? Ortho K is now one of the most convenient and safest ways to correct vision without potentially harmful side effects, like laser surgery can sometimes lead to.
What is Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology also known as Ortho-K are special, overnight contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea of your child’s eye whilst they sleep. It’s just like wearing any other lens – painless and straightforward to insert and remove. Any refractive errors in the cornea are corrected through the night so when your child wakes up and removes the lenses, their vision will be perfect for the rest of the day! All they have to do to keep crystal clear vision without the need for glasses or normal contact lenses is continue to wear them every night as they sleep – simple!
Ortho-K lenses have also been proven to slow down the progression of myopia (shortsightedness) in children and teens. A huge advance and a great way to maintain a lower prescription for longer, which reduces the need for procedures like laser surgery in the future. Unike laser, Ortho-K is also completely reversible – all you have to do is stop wearing the lenses at night and your eyes will simply return back to their original prescription.
How can my child benefit from Ortho-K lenses?
Some of the benefits include:
- Children are less likely to damage or break their contact lenses if they are only wearing them whilst they sleep, rather than daytime when they are more active during school hours.
- It diminishes the need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day, giving your child more freedom and more oxygen to their eyes!
- It slows down the progress of myopia.
- Gives your child more confidence in and outside of school.
- It is completely reversible, without any harmful side effects.
Here at Bagot Optician’s Kendal branch, we’re proud to be one of the only practices in the UK to fit Orthokeratology lenses for children. You can have peace of mind knowing that our contact lens practitioners will do everything to ensure that your child leaves feeling both comfortable and confident about their vision with their bespoke contact lenses.
If you’re interested in Ortho-K lenses for your child whilst they’ve still got time before the school year kicks in, why not book an appointment at our Kendal practice online by clicking here?Alternatively, you can contact our practice on 01539 721619.
We looking forward to helping your child in getting visual freedom!
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