Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a non-invasive treatment option for myopia, or nearsightedness. It involves the use of special contact lenses that are worn at night and gently reshape your cornea. Upon waking up, you can remove them and enjoy temporarily clear eyesight.
If you’re interested in pursuing ortho-k, you need to find the right optometrist. Today, Nova Vision Center shares a simple guide to help you choose the right ortho-k doctor.
Verify Their Experience With Ortho-K
It’s important that you choose a provider who has undergone specialized training in ortho-k, since the process of fitting a patient for ortho-k lenses is different than that of ordinary contacts. Ask your potential provider about their ortho-k experience. Find out how long they have been practicing ortho-k, where they trained for it and what certifications they have.
Look Up Patient Reviews
Find out what other patients think of their services. This will allow you to gauge the levels of professionalism, expertise and customer service that you can expect from your eye doctor.
Visit the Clinic
You also need to feel comfortable at the clinic. We recommend scheduling an eye exam so you can see how you feel about the place. You should also observe their staff — are they professional, helpful and approachable?
Ask About the Process and Other Pertinent Details
Learn more about the process involved in ortho-k. This can help put your mind at ease as you’ll have an idea of what’s going to happen throughout the treatment. It’s also an opportunity to verify the knowledge and expertise of the ortho-k doctor.
Nova Vision Center has been providing vision and eye care for more than 60 years. Our areas of expertise include ortho-k contact lenses, pediatric vision care, children’s developmental needs and eye diseases and treatments. Call us at (703) 578-3600 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve customers in Alexandria and Arlington, VA.