OrthokeratologyNo eyeglasses. No daytime contact lenses. No surgery.
Enjoy great vision for your daily activities without undergoing surgery! Be free of daytime contact lenses and eyeglasses.
What is orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a non-surgical treatment using specially designed high oxygen permeable contact lenses to gently reshape the cornea (the front surface of your eye); these rigid gas permeable contact lenses are usually worn only while you sleep and provide clear, natural vision when the lenses are removed upon waking. This method can be used to treat myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism as an alternative to eyeglasses, refractive surgery, or daytime contact lenses.
Ortho-k may sometimes be referred to as corneal refractive therapy (CRT) or overnight vision correction.
Who is a candidate?
Ortho-k is appropriate for all ages, from elementary school children to active seniors. Candidacy will depend on tear secretion, corneal shape, rigidity of the cornea, and overall eye health.
How is candidacy determined?
Our specially trained Oakville Eye Care optometrists will perform a complete vision assessment, eye health exam, tear film analysis, and corneal topography scan to determine if orthokeratology will be a suitable treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Wearing ortho-k lenses carries the same risk as wearing soft disposable daytime contact lenses. There is a small risk of eye infection when any contact lens is worn, whether they be soft disposable or gas permeable contact lenses and whether they be worn during the day or overnight.
It is very important for all contact lens wearers to take proper care of their lenses as instructed by their doctor; improper care can increase the chance of adverse reactions.
To achieve optimal results from ortho-k treatment and to ensure maximum eye health, patients must adhere to the recommended lens care and wear procedures, as well as return for their scheduled progress evaluations.
A thorough eye exam to assess your vision and eye health. Aside from vision tests, we also screen for eye diseases; including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Comprehensive eye exams for toddlers and children is the most effective approach to the prevention or early detection of eye and vision problems.
OHIP Coverage: Children 19 years or younger & adults 65 years or older are covered by OHIP for an eye exam once every year.
Children’s Eye Exams
Babies and young children don’t have to know the alphabet or even speak to have their vision tested. Many vision tests we use are pictures or symbols familiar to preschoolers, and children can respond by naming, matching or pointing. And many of the other test we do to assess for eye muscle alignment, vision, and eye health, our Oakville Eye Care doctors will complete objectively, so young children don’t have to be able to communicate well to be evaluated. Our doctors use quick non invasive techniques to test a baby's vision, including popular children’s videos, toys, and our clinical experience to keep your child’s attention during the examination!
We are such big advocates in ensuring children are getting their eyes examine thoroughly and timely, we proudly participate in the Eye See Eye Learn (ESEL) program. This program, endorsed by the Ontario Government, grants a FREE pair of eyeglasses to each qualifying JK student who requires one.
Digital Retinal Imaging
A photograph is worth a million words. Now we can take a digital photograph of the nerve layer (the retina) that lines the inside the eye. Through the photo we can see how healthy the eye is or if there are any abnormalities that may threaten vision, or need attention and monitoring. It is especially recommended for patients with a history of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration or any other retinal disorders. These photographs provide a great baseline for comparison for future visits to help maintain a lifetime of healthy vision. The screening only takes a couple minutes and the image can be seen immediately by both you and the doctor at the time of visit, allowing quick diagnosis.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Unique to a limited number of practices in Oakville, we offer the latest in ocular imaging with a 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take a cross-section picture of your retina, the light sensing tissue lining the back of your eye. With OCT, we can now analyze each of the retina’s nine distinctive layers, allowing our Oakville Eye Care doctors to pinpoint any abnormalities and measure the retinal thickness. This is important because it allows our doctors to accurate diagnose and manage for glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, post-surgery edema and other retinal diseases.
Digital Corneal Topography
To aid in specialty contact lens fittings (for keratoconus, post-surgical corneae, and orthokeratology) our practice also boasts the latest in corneal imaging, a Medmont computerized corneal topography. Often regarded as the gold standard in our industry, it is a mandatory tool used by our Oakville Eye Care doctors to properly design, fit, and monitor orthokeratology treatment.
Eyeglasses & Sunglasses
We offer a wide selection of designer frames and lenses. All eye wear includes the benefits of a two-year warranty.
Contact Lens Therapy
We offer a wide-range of contact lens options, including soft disposable, gas permeable, scleral and reverse geometry lenses. As well, we offer options for patients who require glasses for driving, sports, reading, or even for patients who wear bifocals or progressive lenses.
Maintaining good eye health while wearing contact lenses is very important. For patients who would like to be introduced to contact lenses, we perform thorough contact lens trial fitting assessments to ensure you receive contact lenses that best suit your eyes. For all contact lens wearers, we aim to provide you with contact lenses that will maintain good eye health; clear vision; and a comfortable wear schedule.
Emergency Eye Care
We will make every effort to accommodate patients with red eyes; painful eyes; ocular foreign bodies; sudden vision changes; sudden floaters or flashes of light.
While vision is often assessed in comparison to 20/20, we aim to provide all patients with clear, comfortable, binocular vision. We provide training on eye exercises that have proven to be effective in achieving this goal. A thorough assessment will be performed to best determine each patient's candidacy.
Laser Vision Consultation
Have you ever considered laser vision correction? Allow us to further answer your questions and discuss your candidacy about this revolutionary eye procedure. We are a proud partner of TLC Laser Eye Centers.
Dry Eye Therapy
Don't suffer from dry eyes any longer. Improve your quality of life with proper dry eye therapy. There are many management options available, including punctal plug therapy and omega 3 therapy; both proven and effective steps in treating dry eye. Allow us to properly assess the cause of your dry eye and provide the most effective treatment option to you; as well as provide counseling on lid hygiene and nutritional supplements.
Full Service Optical Lab
Utilizing the state-of-the-art edging equipment, all our custom crafted eyeglasses are made with precision and a prescription accuracy guarantee. With the advantage of having our own in-house finishing lab, we are able to offer the convenience of same day service for hectic schedules or emergencies; as well as repairs for your eyeglasses and sunglasses onsite.
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