- RetroSense Using Optogenetics to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa and Dry AMD
- Hemera Biosciences Obtains Initial Funding for Gene-based Treatment for AMD
- Probing to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
- Discovery About Shape of the Eye Could Boost Effectiveness of Artificial Lenses Used in Cataract Surgery
- DARPins, The Next “Game Changer” for Wet AMD?
Reshape Your Eyes with Contact Lenses:
Did you know your nearsightedness can be corrected while you sleep? It might sound far-fetched, but it's becoming a reality for some people. This treatment is called "Orthokeratology", also known as Ortho-k, and it is available throughout the country and at our office.
How Orthokeratology works:
While sleeping, you wear special contact lenses that gently reshape the surface of your eye, so you can see clearly even after you remove the lenses. The effect is temporary- generally enough to get you through a day or so, but you must wear the special lenses each night.
Ortho-k is very safe for adults and children.
This non-surgical process flattens the cornea of the eye using the contact lenses. Accelerated Ortho-k uses reverse geometry contact lenses. Flattening the cornea reduces the focusing power of the eye. If the amount of corneal flattening is accurately controlled, it is possible to bring the eye into correct focus and compensate for Myopia (nearsightedness).
For more information on Orthokeratology treatment services, call Dr. Jackman’s Austin eye clinic at (512)323-6996.