For many people who wear glasses or contact lenses, the idea of getting surgery to improve their eyesight is not the most viable option. Dr. Pegolo and Dr. Colasurdo at Optometric Specialty Group provide ortho-K and other quality eye care products in West Hartford and Wethersfield, CT. If you would like to get away from having to use eyeglasses or contact to see clearly, ortho-k could be a great option.
How Ortho-K Works
To understand ortho-k, you must first understand the role of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent lens over your eye. The cornea not only provides protection for your eye but also bends light so that your eye can focus images in front of it. When your cornea does not refract light correctly, you may be diagnosed as having vision issues like astigmatism or farsightedness.
You can correct these issues with ortho-k. Ortho-k requires you to wear special contact lenses when you sleep. The lenses reshape your corneas overnight so you can take them out in the morning and have improved vision. You need to wear the lenses each night to see an improvement the following day.
The Benefits of Ortho-K
Ortho-k offers many benefits, especially for those who are not suitable for LASIK or other eye surgeries. Although LASIK is a safe procedure, no surgery is without some risk. Ortho-k allows you to avoid potential complications of surgery.
This treatment is also reversible, which means you can stop wearing the lenses and your cornea will revert to the shape it was. You can wear your contact lenses or your glasses if you no longer want to continue with the treatment, giving you power over your vision correction.
If you do not like wearing glass or contact lenses during the day, you can reshape your cornea as you sleep. You do not have to worry about wearing glasses during your sporting event or trying to deal with contacts when you have allergies.
Get Ortho-K and More in West Hartford and Wethersfield, CT
Are you ready to improve your vision? Our optometrists at Optometric Specialty Group can help. Whether you are considering ortho-k, glasses, or contact lenses, contact our office to learn more about our options for vision correction. Call our Wethersfield office today at (860) 296-1700 or our West Hartford office at (860) 236-1218. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.