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Corrective Eye Treatment

Are you sick of wearing contacts or glasses to correct your vision, but unsure if surgery is right for you? At the office of Optical Outlets, we can talk to you about another, non-surgical option called ortho-k.

What is Ortho-k?
Ortho-k is short for orthokeratology. It’s a non-surgical, corrective eye treatment prescribed by our office. The great thing about ortho-k is that unlike LASIK, it does not require a surgical procedure. Instead, ortho-k is a process that corrects vision using a special contact lens that reshapes the cornea.

What’s involved?
To determine if ortho-k is a good option for you, your doctor will complete a thorough eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy and check your vision. If you and your doctor think you are a good candidate for ortho-k, the next step is to get fitted for the lenses. Typically, you will be instructed to wear the lenses at night for about one to four weeks. Throughout this period, you will have regular check ups to ensure the lenses are working correctly.

Is Ortho-k Right for You?
Ortho-k is usually recommended to correct nearsightedness. Some questions to think about when considering if ortho-k is right for you include:
• Do your have a hard time wearing contact lenses due to allergies or dry eye?
• Do your contacts or glasses get in the way of working, playing sports, or going about your daily activities?
• Is your eyesight getting worse every year?
• Would you prefer not to have contacts or glasses?

If you answered yes to these questions, ortho-k may be a good choice for you. It is a safe alternative to surgery that can have a positive impact on your life. Talk to us about it, and we can help you make an informed decision.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

14390 North Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 962-1799

Daytime Corrective Lenses

At the office of Optical Outlets, we utilize advanced technology and the latest treatment methods to provide care that is more convenient and better able to address your vision needs. With orthokeratology treatment, our experienced professional team can correct refractive errors to help you see better and more comfortably while eliminating the need for daytime corrective lenses. Thanks to innovative optical technology, you only need to wear specialized contact lenses while you sleep to enjoy the benefits of clear, crisp vision throughout the day!

Orthokeratology uses is a type of gas permeable contact lenses that function by gently reshaping your cornea while you sleep. This remarkable approach to care allows you to see clearly without the assistance of eyeglasses or contact lenses once you wake up and throughout the day. With ortho-k, we can temporarily correct a refractive error called myopia, also known as nearsightedness. One of the most common refractive errors, myopia occurs when the cornea is too long or too curved in relation to the length and shape of the eyeball. Currently affecting more than 40% of the adult population in the United States, the incidence of this refractive error continues to rise. In certain cases, ortho-k treatment can slow the progress of childhood myopia.

Ortho-k can also help treat astigmatism, which is another type of refractive error that causes blurred vision at any distance. Our experienced and highly skilled eye doctor understands the complexities of treating all types of refractive errors and will design a vision care plan that helps you to see clearly and protects the health of your eyes. As one of the first steps in care for orthokeratology treatment, we’ll evaluate the curvature of your cornea to determine the degree of correction that is needed. Your ortho-k lenses are then precisely fitted to your eye’s anatomy for maximal comfort while you sleep and optimal correction throughout the day. As knowledgeable and compassionate providers of care, our team offers detailed guidance on how to properly wear and maintain your new lenses, and is happy to answer any questions that arise at any time. Our goal is to make it easier than ever to achieve better eye health and vision.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

14390 North Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 962-1799