Mend your eyesight while sleeping
Would you like to wake up in the morning and see without having to wear glasses? Would it not be fantastic to correct your eyesight and reduce eyeglass or contact lenses dependency, without having to undergo eye surgery? It might seem far-fetched, but it is a reality for many people! It is called or-thokeratology (ortho-k) and is one specialization of Dr. Bruno Lucciola practiced at his studio in Formia. Now let us try to understand in detail how it works.
What is orthokeratology?Orthokeratology, also known as nocturnal orthokeratology, is a non-surgical technique used for the correction of eyesight defects. More in detail, it is a form of reversible refractive correction, which involves the nighttime usage of contact lenses in order to remodel the cornea during sleep. This type of “breathable” lenses with high oxygen intensity work to temporarily reverse the effects of myopia during the night, in order for the wearer to have clear eyesight the next day, without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Orthokeratology is used in cases where various types of ametropia are to be corrected, such as myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. However, in some cases, it can also help in the tempo-rary treatment of presbyopia. Resorting to orthokeratology is also indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children and adolescents.
How long does it take to achieve good eyesight?Some patients are able to achieve a complete eyesight correction after the first night of usage already, but in some cases some more days might be necessary. In cases of severe visual impairments, 10-14 days of treatment might be needed.
How long does the effect last?You should be able to see clearly without glasses or lenses for a day or two, sometimes even more than that. In order to achieve optimal results, it is appropriate to apply the lenses every night.
When can I start?Within our specialist center you will be able to address our expert, who, after a complete examination and corneal topography, assesses whether the patient is suitable for treatment or not. Different eye features, including health, sight and shape of the cornea, will have to be evaluated in order to establish if it is possible to apply othokeratological lenses. Orthokeratology is a non-invasive treatment and the alteration of the corneal curve is achieved without trauma. Nevertheless, it is very important for the quality of the result that the entire procedure is carefully followed, monitored, and documented. Book a consultation at Ottica Lucciola, contact us at +39 0771.21220 for more information.
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Ottica Lucciola è il punto di riferimento a Formia, Gaeta, Itri, Scauri Minturno, Fondi, Sperlonga e altri paesi del sud pontino per chi desidera effettuare esami optometrici, realizzare occhiali personalizzati per un ottimo comfort visivo e uno stile senza compromessi.