Stopping High Myopia - Orthokeratology

 
Corneal Shaping for Hign Myopia.

People who are very shortsighted (high myopia) can have significant problems with their vision as they age.  Some of these problems can even be blinding.  A new treatment offers hope to children and young people whose shortsightedness is progressing.  Orthokeratology involves wearing a contact lens overnight to reshape the cornea.  This gives the wearer good vision throughout the day without glasses.

More importantly it slows or even stops the progression of their myopia, thus avoiding the potentially blinding complications they may develop later on in life.  If you, your child or someone you know is shortsighted and their glasses are continuing to get stronger, then see your optometrist and ask about orthokeratology.