Ortho-k can be an option for those not wanting glasses or laser surgery. Find out about our orthokeratology program in Mansfield.

Understanding Orthokeratology

At our eye care center Mansfield, we offer Orthokeratology (also known as Ortho-K). Orthokeratology is ideal for patients who wish to go without contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day. It is also a suitable option for those who desire a non-surgical alternative to laser corrective eye surgery.

With Orthokeratology, a person is fitted with FDA-approved, gas-permeable contact lenses to assist in reshaping the cornea. The special contact lenses are worn overnight. Upon waking, the individual can then enjoy clear vision during the day without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. During sleep, the surface of their eyes is gently reshaped by the special contact lenses. 

Orthokeratology can help to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In some cases, the reshaping of the cornea that happens through Orthokeratology can eliminate a patient’s need for eyeglasses or daytime use of contact lenses entirely. 


Who is Orthokeratology For? 

Orthokeratology is an ideal procedure for patients who no longer wish to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day, and do not want to undergo laser vision correction surgery. Seeking Orthokeratology from a reputable practitioner, like the doctor at Hayden Optometric, is key to ensuring a safe procedure performed with high quality lenses. Taking into consideration their individual eye health concerns, our doctor carefully evaluates and fits patients for Orthokeratology.

Ideal candidates for Orthokeratology include:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Patients with myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness 

Children ages 8-12 with progressive myopia (nearsightedness which gets worse every year) may especially benefit from Orthokeratology. 


The Benefits of Orthokeratology?

There are numerous benefits to Orthokeratology:

  • Orthokeratology will correct vision for near and far tasks, such as watching TV or reading a book.  
  • For children, Orthokeratology may help slow down a child’s progression of myopia, which can reduce risk for developing eye disease later in life. 
  • Orthokeratology is also an appropriate treatment option for athletes, who value freedom from the daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses while they engage in their sport.


Learn More About Orthokeratology

At Hayden Optometric, our doctor will take your individual eye health concerns into consideration to determine if Orthokeratology may be a good fit for you. To learn more about Orthokeratology, book an appointment at our Mansfield eye care center for a comprehensive eye exam. Ask about Orthokeratology and our doctor can help you determine if it may be an ideal choice for your unique needs.


The Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy (HALT) System at Hayden Optometric

As a thought leader and innovator in the eye care industry, Dr. Joel Hayden at Hayden Optometric has developed the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy, or HALT system, which can slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children.

Learn more about the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy system and the benefits to patients from Dr. Joel Hayden:

Contact us to book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and let us know of your interest in learning more about the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy (HALT) system.