Many children and adults want to see clearly but would like a viable alternative to prescription glasses, contact lenses, and LASIK.
With Ortho-K, patients are able to enhance their vision without surgery or wearing corrective lenses all day long.
Learn how orthokeratology is changing the vision correction process at Progressive Eye Care in South Jordan, UT.
Progressive Eye Care is proud to serve patients in the greater South Jordan, Sandy, and Draper, UT, area.
What Is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K (short for orthokeratology) is a nonsurgical vision correction treatment that uses contact lenses that are worn at night while a patient is asleep. Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the cornea each night, allowing patients to see clearly the next day without wearing prescription glasses or contacts.
Ortho-K is also known as gentle vision shaping, corneal reshaping, and corneal refractive therapy (CRT®). Our doctors are certified in fitting lenses from multiple manufacturers including iSee, CRT®, Dreamlens, Moonlens, Forge Ortho-K, and others.
Ortho-K is one of our most important tools for managing myopia.
Is Ortho-K New?
Eye doctors have made attempts to reshape the cornea since contacts were first invented. The original orthokeratology method involved wearing lenses during the day, every other day, and results varied greatly. Overnight Ortho-K has been around since about 2002.
Good Candidates for Ortho-K
Children and adolescents whose eyes get more nearsighted every year
Children and adults who play sports or lead active lives
People who are too young for LASIK or who want an alternative to LASIK
People who have trouble wearing contacts due to dry eye or allergies
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Ashlund's Ortho-K Story
Why You Should Take Childhood Myopia Seriously
Nearsightedness is reaching epidemic levels in some populations and is becoming more and more common in all populations.
The increase in the incidence and severity of myopia is a significant concern among kids.
High levels of myopia in childhood and adolescence can carry increased risks for other eye diseases later in life, such as glaucoma, detached retinas, and macular degeneration.
Can Ortho-K Help Me
if I Have Dry Eye or Allergies?
Dry eye syndrome and eye allergies are major concerns in a dry place like Utah. These conditions can make it almost impossible to wear daytime contact lenses but do not prevent someone from wearing contacts during sleep. In fact, dry eye and allergy sufferers who undergo Ortho-K are often more comfortable during the daytime because they are free of the irritation caused by wearing prescription contacts.
How Much Does
iSee Ortho-K Cost?
Our orthokeratology treatment program typically $2,250 for the first year, which includes all lenses and professional visits needed to achieve an optimal result.
Keep in mind that the final cost of treatment can vary based on the complexity of your prescription. We'll provide full pricing details during your free consultation. Payment plans are also available (on approved credit).
Covered by Insurance?
Orthokeratology is considered an elective procedure, so it is not covered by health insurance or vision plans. We offer financing and payment plans. Flex spending and health savings accounts can be used to pay for orthokeratology treatment.
Is Ortho-K Comfortable?
Ortho-K corneal retainer lenses are well tolerated because they are worn while eyes are closed and the patient is asleep. When patients are awake in the morning and blinking, some Ortho-K lens awareness is experienced until the contact lenses are removed.
See Clearly Without Glasses, Surgery, or Daytime Contacts The Science Behind Ortho-K Success
Helping Patients of All Ages Throughout Utah
We really loved this office and staff! They were so friendly and helpful! Dr. Broadhead was so informative. He mentioned eye treatments to help with nearsightedness that I’d never heard of!View on Google
I always have a positive experience at progressive Eye Care. The staff and doctors take plenty of time to make me feel like an important patient and that I know I'm getting great care.View on Google
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Ortho-K is an excellent alternative to Lasik for many adults and the only vision correction procedure approved for children and youth. Dr. Jeff Broadhead