Ortho-K in Harrisburg

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What Is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, currently are the best option to slow progression of myopia.  Ortho-K slows the progression of myopia by preventing an increase in eye length. These lenses are FDA approved custom contact lenses designed to be worn only at night, and have no age requirement. This non-surgical option reshapes and corrects patients vision while they sleep, allowing freedom from both contact lenses and glasses during the day.

At Carolina Eye Doctors, we are committed to finding innovative vision correction solutions. Schedule an appointment today with us to sit down with our eye care experts.

Why Choose Ortho-k?

The ortho-k process is convenient because it allows you the freedom to play your favorite sports or get to the gym without worrying about glasses and contact lenses.

Long term, these lenses are worn into adulthood, when the myopia growth tends to plateau.

The Ortho-k Process

The first step to using ortho-k is to visit us for a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, our team will map and measure the surface of your cornea using a corneal topographer to get exact the dimensions of your eye’s surface. These measurements will help us design a personalized lens for your unique eyes.

Patients who are seeking an alternative to glasses but do not qualify for laser vision correction can look to ortho-k lenses as a solution.

Ortho-k for Children

Long-term Risks of Children with High Myopia

  • Myopia is the sixth leading cause of blindness.
  • More than 50 percent of retinal detachments (not related to trauma) are associated with myopia.
  • Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

The younger a patient begins myopia management the more effective the treatment. Ortho-keratology (ortho-k) contact lenses currently offer the most effective option to slow progression of myopia.

Ortho-K slows the progression of myopia by preventing an increase in axial length. These FDA approved custom contact lenses have no age requirement and are a non-surgical option allowing children to have more freedom without the burden of contact lenses and glasses, while also reducing the future prescription.

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Ask Our Team About Ortho-K

At Carolina Eye Doctors, we will provide you with effective vision correction solutions and help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Schedule an eye exam today to see if you are a good candidate for ortho-k lenses!

Our Location

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You can find us off Roberta Road in the Town Center. Please call or text us if you have any trouble finding our office. 

Our Address

  • 4350 Main Street, Suite 101
  • Harrisburg, NC 28075

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Hours Of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Appointment Only: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
Closed Daily for Lunch: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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