Myopia, or Nearsightedness: an epidemic with the potential for eye disease that can lead to permanent vision loss.
Dr. Zucker is certified to fit special, high oxygen permeable contact lenses to reduce the deterioration of your child’s eyesight. This procedure is called orthokeratology, or “ortho-k” for short. Ortho k is also referred to as:
- Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS)
- Vision Shaping Treatment by Bausch and Lomb (VST)
- Corneal Refractive Therapy by Paragon (CRT)
- Corneal Molding
- Overnight Vision Correction
Studies show that ortho-k decreases the deterioration of a child’s eyesight on average by 50%. With this technique, the deterioration of you child’s eyesight will not only slow down, which should decrease the chances of serious eye disease, but it will also allow your child to see clear and comfortable throughout the day WITHOUT GLASSES or day-time contacts.
Not everyone is a candidate for orthokeratology, so Dr. Zucker recommends a consultation to determine if your child is a good candidate for this life changing, non-surgical procedure.
Please call our office today to schedule your consultation.