How safe is it?
Will Orthokeratology be safe for my child?
There are over a million children world wide from the USA to Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong to Denmark and the UK to Australia who have enjoyed the benefits of Orthokeratology over the past 25 years.
In that time, the safety profile of Orthokeratology wear has been proven with negligible cases of corneal infection, corneal harm or long term side effects. All facets of Orthokeratology have been enhanced including the corneal retainer materials to optimise corneal health, and lens care and maintenance regiments more effective to help further minimise the risk of corneal infection.
Be rest assured in knowing that the knowledge and expertise of the field has been distilled down to our optometrist eye doctors and you will be receiving the best practices and care for your child.
Is Orthokeratology permanent?
The fact that orthokeratology causes a transient remoulding of the corneal surface means that after your child ceases to wear their corneal retainers, their cornea will rebound to its pre-treatment corneal shape. Normally after 3 - 4 days of discontinued use, their eyes will rebound to a point where they will require their glasses. In most cases, their corneas are fully restored in 2 - 6 weeks.