Orthok - Myopia Control

Myopia, commonly known as near-sightedness, is a prevalent eye condition affecting many individuals, especially children. Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) emerges as a leading non-surgical solution for myopia control in kids’ vision. This innovative technique utilizes specially designed Ortho-K lenses to gently reshape the cornea during sleep, offering effective myopia management.

Ortho-K lenses play a crucial role in addressing myopia progression by applying targeted pressure on the central cornea, leading to its flattening. This not only corrects vision but also contributes to myopia control in children. Research suggests that Ortho-K lens wear at night can significantly slow down the progression of myopia, making it a promising option for parents concerned about their kids’ vision health.

Despite the proven benefits of Ortho-K, the alignment of the treatment zone with the pupil center can impact visual outcomes. Some studies explore the effectiveness of centered versus decentered Ortho-K lens wear in delaying myopia progression in kids.

In a retrospective study involving 217 subjects undergoing Ortho-K treatment for over 12 months, the impact of centered and decentered Ortho-K lens wear on myopia control was assessed. Surprisingly, the results revealed no significant differences in axial length changes, a key indicator of myopia progression, among subjects with varying degrees of Ortho-K lens decentration.

Age emerged as a notable factor influencing axial length elongation, with an average decrease in axial length change per year. This finding underscores the importance of considering age when evaluating the effectiveness of myopia control strategies in children.

In conclusion, Ortho-K, or orthokeratology, stands out as a promising avenue for myopia control in kids’ vision. This study suggests that while lens decentration is a common occurrence, it may not significantly impact myopia control outcomes in children undergoing Ortho-K treatment. For parents seeking effective myopia management solutions for their kids, Ortho-K remains a compelling option worth exploring.

If you have any questions, feel free to visit one of our stores, and a specialized optician will assist you. Alternatively, you can send us a message on our page, and we’ll be happy to help you.


Subscribe to our newsletter

Check out our news and offers