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Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Comfort

One of the challenges that ortho-k patients, especially younger ones, often face is the initial discomfort associated with the treatment. Ortho-k, which aims to correct myopia and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea’s front surface using rigid lenses, can be likened to the early stages of using Invisalign for teeth straightening. During this period, the difference between the starting point and the final goal is most pronounced, resulting in discomfort.

To enhance lens comfort, improve patient compliance, and optimize the effectiveness of ortho-k lenses, several key factors come into play:

Choosing the Right Lens Material

Selecting a highly gas-permeable lens material is crucial in ortho-k treatment. This choice allows for maximum oxygen flow to the closed eye, preventing corneal hypoxia—a condition that not only reduces the effectiveness of ortho-k but can also pose risks to eye health. Optometrists often caution against sleeping in certain types of contact lenses for this reason. Another important attribute in lens materials is a “low wetting angle.” A lower wetting angle ensures that water spreads evenly across the lens surface, resulting in a more comfortable lens and facilitating the hydraulic forces involved in ortho-k treatment.

Edge Geometry Matters

The edge of the lens is what patients feel most frequently. Every blink reminds them of it, and if the lenses are inserted incorrectly, they may experience discomfort in the conjunctiva or even the cornea. Therefore, it’s essential to have an edge that gently tapers away from the cornea rather than digging into it, reducing the risk of the lens feeling uncomfortable. The shape of the edge is equally important, with rounded edges, like those used in ortho-k lenses, being less likely to cause discomfort or injury.

Perfect Alignment Fitting

Achieving a precise alignment fitting of the mid-peripheral cornea is crucial for ortho-k success. At Eyecare 24/7, optometrists can accurately map the patient’s cornea and design custom ortho-k lenses. These lenses often feature non-spherical toric alignment curves, recognizing that not all corneas and prescriptions are the same, and that each eye may have unique characteristics. While custom-made lenses may take a bit longer to produce, usually up to three weeks, they reduce the need for remakes and follow-up fittings, ultimately increasing patient comfort and satisfaction.

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Meet Our Young Patients: Two Sisters Thriving with Ortho-K


In the ever-evolving landscape of eye care, Singapore stands at the forefront of innovative solutions to combat the rising prevalence of myopia, particularly among children. At Eyecare 24/7, we also help children to bring better vision. Today, we delve into the captivating narrative of two sisters, each on a transformative journey with Ortho-K treatment. As we explore the experiences of an 11-year-old elder sister and her 8-year-old sibling, the narrative unfolds, highlighting the significance of initiating Ortho-K treatment as early as possible for a heightened success rate in myopia management.

Elder Sister (11 years old): A Journey of Success with Ortho-K

We’re honored to share the story of our 11-year-old patient who has been with us for a year, undergoing Ortho-K treatment. Her dedication to the treatment has resulted in remarkable maintenance of her myopia. It’s stories like hers that inspire us every day. We’re incredibly proud of her progress and the positive impact the treatment has had on her life. She embodies the success that can be achieved with commitment and the right care.

Younger Sister (8 years old): Proactive Steps Toward Better Eye Health

The younger sister, at just 8 years old, has shown immense bravery and foresight. Recognizing the early signs of myopia, she immediately began her Ortho-K treatment with us. Early intervention is crucial in eye health, and she’s a shining example of how taking action at the right time can lead to better outcomes. Her journey is still ongoing, but she’s already showing promising results, a testament to the effectiveness of early treatment.

💡 Why Start Early?

At Eyecare 24/7, we’re strong advocates for early intervention in eye health, especially for conditions like myopia. Our experience with these two sisters has reinforced our belief in this approach. Starting Ortho-K treatment at a younger age can significantly improve its effectiveness, leading to better control of myopia progression.

Each case is unique, and that’s why we provide personalized care and attention to each of our patients. These sisters, with their distinct needs and treatment progress, exemplify the importance of tailoring eye care to the individual.

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No spectacles, daytime contact lenses or surgery for Kids?? Yes with Ortho-K!

Have you ever wondered if your kids could experience the freedom of clear vision without the hassle of glasses, daytime contacts, or the need for surgery? Well, the answer lies in the revolutionary concept of Ortho-K!

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a breakthrough solution for controlling myopia in children. It’s a non-surgical, reversible method that’s suitable for kids as young as 7.

So, how does it work? Your child wears specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses while they sleep, gently reshaping the cornea—the front surface of the eye. Upon waking up, they remove the lenses and voila! Clear vision that lasts throughout the day.

One of the most significant advantages for parents is the peace of mind. No more worrying about kids losing or breaking their glasses. With Ortho-K, they can read, engage in hobbies, watch movies, play sports, swim, and enjoy all their activities without the hassle of spectacles or daytime contacts.

Ortho-K stands out as one of the most effective methods for controlling myopia in children, especially considering that laser corrective surgery isn’t an option for them.

Why should parents be concerned about myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a rapidly growing global epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation, currently affecting 30% of the world’s population, it’s projected to reach 50% by 2050. Uncontrolled myopia increases the risk of sight-threatening diseases in children.

While single-vision lenses offer clarity, they do nothing to prevent the progression of myopia. If your child’s myopia is advancing, it could escalate to high myopia, increasing the risk of serious eye conditions like retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma later in life.

Active kids who love contact and water sports may find glasses or daytime contacts cumbersome, limiting their engagement in these activities. Poor vision can hinder their potential across various aspects of life.

Ortho-K emerges as the solution, offering a clear path to a brighter and clearer future for your child.

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Clear Vision for Kids with Ortho-K Lenses

f your kids are grappling with myopia, you understand the struggle – distant objects appear blurry, and dependency on glasses or contact lenses is a constant. What if there was a non-surgical solution to correct their eyesight and reduce reliance on eyewear?

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses can turn this wish into reality.

What Is Ortho-K?

Ortho-K, or Orthokeratology, involves using custom-fitted gas-permeable contact lenses worn overnight. As your kids sleep, these lenses gently reshape the eye’s surface. Upon waking, they can enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Ortho-K is primarily prescribed to correct refractive errors (like myopia or astigmatism) and slow the progression of myopia in children.

What to Expect

When your kids start Ortho-K, we’ll painlessly measure their corneas’ curvature, creating a topographical map. Existing lenses or custom orders may be used. Clear vision is achieved through temporary lenses until a specific prescription is reached (20/20 being the goal).

Initially, there might be a sense of lens awareness as they fall asleep, but most kids adjust over time.

Benefits of Ortho-K stands out for several reasons:

  • Effective control: Halts myopia progression in children.
  • Versatile treatment: Addresses hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
  • Advanced design: Modern technology ensures precision and optimal fit.
  • Enhanced eye health: Improved accuracy and new lens materials enhance safety.
  • Reduced future problems: Manages myopia, promoting long-term eye health.

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