(Ortho-K / CRT)
WHAT ARE ORTHO-K CONTACT LENSES?
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) is a modern, non-surgical procedure that utilizes customized contact lenses to reshape the cornea to provide clear vision during the day. The procedure is not permanent and reversible.
Ortho-k lenses are worn overnight while sleeping, gently reshaping the eye's front surface to correct for myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.
The idea behind ortho-k is similar to that of braces for teeth. Just as braces apply gentle pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into a better position, ortho-k lenses apply gentle hydraulic pressure to the cornea to shape the corneal shape to correct the vision.
Ortho-k lenses are made of a highly gas-permeable material that allows oxygen to pass through to the cornea, ensuring that the eye stays healthy even while the lenses are being worn.
Orthokeratology treatment is temporary. If lens wear is discontinued, the cornea will revert to its original uniform shape.
If you're interested in Ortho-K, talk to our eye doctors to see if it's a good option for you. They can help you determine if you or your child are a good candidate for the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
All orthokeratology patients see Dr. Leah Johnson, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA with Innovative Eyecare at the In Focus office.
Dr. Leah is a fellowship-trained optometrist who specializes in myopia management and specialty contact lenses such as orthokeratology (ortho-k) to slow down progression of myopia in children.
Dr. Leah has fit hundreds of patients and in addition, supported doctors in prescribing ortho-k lenses to thousands of patients. Her expertise extends internationally as she trained over 700 doctors in ortho-k across the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Israel, Australia, China, Singapore, Korea, Colombia, and Brazil.
Dr. Johnson maintains an active role as Clinical Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston, furthering her commitment to education and mentorship. In this capacity, she delivers lectures to students and faculty members on various topics in specialty contact lenses while providing clinical guidance to optometry students in the clinic.
Dr. Johnson’s expertise is recognized and respected in the professional community. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on orthokeratology and specialty contact lenses. Her professional achievements have earned her fellowships in organizations such as the American Academy of Optometry, British Contact Lens Association, and Scleral Lens Education Society.
To learn more about Dr. Johnson's and clinical publications: https://www.innovativeeye.care/about
Innovative EyeCare is situated within the premises of In Focus. Dr. Morrison wanted to have an expert in orthokeratology take care of these unique patients and so Dr. Johnson sees patients in In Focus.
About Innovative EyeCare:
Step into a world of innovation as we offer alternatives beyond traditional vision
correction with glasses and soft contact lenses. Our specialty is in providing advanced orthokeratology and myopia management treatment options to slow down children’s vision from progressive nearsightedness.
What Makes Innovative EyeCare Unique?
1. Specialized Pediatric Approach: Your child deserves the best, and that’s what
we offer. We channel our energy into managing nearsightedness in children.
2. Orthokeratology – A Progressive Solution: Orthokeratology is a gentle,
reversible, non-surgical option that provides clear vision throughout the day
without the use of glasses or daytime contact lenses. You wear your lenses to
sleep and wake up the next morning with corrected vision.
3. Eyes on the Future: We use the latest research and insights on how children’s
eyes change to understand the best way to slow down vision changes. Our aim
is to proactively address and slow progression, ensuring optimal visual health.
How to book an appointment?
Visit website: https://www.innovativeeye.care/ and click (Get Started)
Call or text: 480-690-8018