Dr. Michael Weitz' Orthokeratology practice specializes in corneal molding to enhance your vision without the need for surgery (lasik, PRK, or refractive surgery). Ortho-K may slow the progression of nearsightedness by 55%. We can fit patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic as welll as those who need glasses for reading.
Many people who need vision correction wear contacts during the day and take them out before retiring at night. What if it could work the other way around? As unorthodox as it sounds, this is the science of orthokeratology. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is the answer for patients who want to be free of contacts and/or glasses. The Ortho-K lenses actually reshape your cornea while you are sleeping.
When you wake up, the cornea has been reshaped enough to allow for clear vision throughout the day. Eventually the cornea moves back into its normal shape, but by that time you should be ready to put the contact lenses back in before you sleep. This procedure is ideal for pilots, dancers, actors, swimmers and other athletes whose performance may be hampered by wearing contacts or glasses.