Clear vision is important for your safety and to navigate daily activities. If you are experiencing blurry vision or having trouble seeing objects up close, you may need specialty lenses, such as ortho-k lenses, to see clearly. At Eye Care Center Limited in Addison, Burbank, and Westmont, IL, we provide eye exams to learn more about your eye health and to determine if ortho-k lenses are right for your needs.
What are Ortho-K Lenses?
Ortho-k lenses are specialty contacts that are worn at night while you sleep. The lenses are rigid and they gently reshape your corneas overnight. They are removed in the morning while the corneas maintain their new shape. It may take a few weeks to achieve clearer vision and you may experience blurry vision or halos around lights temporarily.
How Do Specialty Contacts Work?
Specialty contacts like ortho-k lenses are specifically designed for those who have eye irregularities or conditions that cannot be corrected with standard contacts. If you simply want regular soft lenses that correct your vision and you don’t have any eye abnormalities, you won’t need specialty lenses. However, if you have a cornea that is irregularly shaped, specialty lenses will be required.
Do You Need a Contact Lens Fitting?
Anytime you're getting contact lenses or changing to a different type of lens, you'll need to have an eye exam and contact lens fitting. Our eye doctor will examine the curvature of your eye to make sure the contact lenses we recommend will fit and are suited for your needs. A fitting is especially important for lenses that aren't standard, such as ortho-k lenses, since they require more precision than regular contacts.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering ortho-k lenses, let our team at Eye Care Center Limited in Addison, Burbank, and Westmont, IL, help. Whether you play sports or don’t want to wear vision correction during the day, you may find ortho-k lenses beneficial. To schedule your appointment, contact our Addison office at (630) 543-0607, our Burbank office at (708) 599-0050, or our Westmont location at (630) 969-2807 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!