Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Ortho-K is a non-surgical process, which reshapes the cornea while you sleep using specially designed oxygen permeable theraputic contact lenses.  You remove the lenses when you awake and are able to go throughout the day without any other correction.  

Ortho-K lenses are designed for individuals with low to moderate myopia (nearsightedness up to -6.00 diopters) with or without astigmatisim (up to -1.75 diopters).  

Most patients have rapid improvement in the first few days of treatment and achieve nearly their optimum vison in 10-14 days.  

Talk to Dr. Dietrich if you are interested to see if you are a good canidate for Ortho-K.  

 

Diluted Atropine Therapy:

Patients using this therapy option insert one drop of diluted Atropine into each eye before bed or as otherwise instructed by your doctor. This option is ideal for patients who are not interested in wearing contact lenses. While this therapy uses Atropine, a drop typically used to dilate pupils, diluted Atropine does not have the same effects as full-strength Atropine. This method of therapy has shown up to a 59% reduction in myopia progression in studies.

Soft Contact Lens Therapy:

Patients using this therapy option wear specifically designed contact lenses daily.  These lenses keep your distance vison clear, while controlling how specific light rays that impact myopia progression, focus on the back of your eyes.  This option is ideal for patients who do not like eye drops and like the idea of wearing comfortable soft contact lenses daily.  This method of therapy has shown up to a 49% reduction in myopia progression in studies.