Pediatric Ortho-K is orthokeratology for children, a non-invasive way to correct myopia or nearsightedness in children. It involves wearing contact lenses that have been made-to-measure to a child’s eyes and degree of myopia. Custom fitting begins with corneal surface mapping and measuring, and once the custom-fitted lens or lenses are ready, the child wears them overnight.
During this time, the Ortho-K lenses temporarily flatten the cornea, inducing it into a shape that approximates one without refractive issues. With pediatric Ortho-K, your child can enjoy normal vision even without wearing vision-correcting eyeglasses or contact lenses.