An Ortho-K contact lens fitting is similar to our regular eye exams. The only difference is that your eyes will be evaluated and measured to determine if ortho-k lenses are a good choice for you.
An optometrist measures your eyes using a corneal topographer. This is an easy test that measures the shape of your corneal surface. Depending on what your optometrist determines during the eye exam, they will let you know whether or not ortho-k contact lenses are right for you.
For the first little while, you may need to try different prescriptions to help find the best fit for your eyes. Your optometrist may have the contact lenses in-office already, or they might have to order them.
Depending on your eyes, you will likely be required to wear the lenses every single night to achieve the best results. However, some patients might only need to wear their contacts once every couple of nights. Results differ from patient to patient, so your optometrist will let you know what your optimal schedule is.
For the first few days, you may find that your vision is still blurry. This is completely normal. In some cases, it might take a few nights to have your eyes get used to the new lenses. However, if you are experiencing persistent issues, please don’t be afraid to contact your eye care professional.
Your optometrist might also prescribe a pair of soft contact lenses to wear during the day. These could be worn temporarily but may be prescribed as a permanent solution to encourage your eyes to stay re-shaped during the day.
Our practice is conveniently located at 417 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA. We can be found on the corner of San Ramon Valley Blvd. and Sycamore Valley Road, next to Old Republic.