The 5 things you must know about the ortho-k contact lenses


Do you have myopia and to wear glasses or contact lenses does bother you? Do you want an alternative to surgery? The Ortho-k contact lenses are contact lenses that you can wear while you sleep in order to forget about glasses during the day. By means of the Refractive Corneal Theraphy (CRT), these contact lenses modify the corneal curve correcting the myopia – as well as astigmatism and hyperopia – in order to enjoy a clear vision during the journey.

1. Why do you forget about glasses and contact lenses during the day?

There are many advantages of having a clear vision without wearing any type of lense, especially in summer time. While being in the swimming pool or in the beach, where we are exposed to water and sand that can go into our eyes, the fact of wearing no type of lense decreases the probabilities of irritation and annoyance. Inconveniences are also avoided due to movement or sweat while practising sport or , for example, when we put on the motorbike’s helmet.

2. The best procedure to slow down the myopia significantly:

The Refractive Corneal Therapy is the best therapy to slow down the myopia in an important way. Many patients that use these contact lenses notice significative changes in the first days of treatment, correcting the myopia completely in one or two weeks maximum.

In fact, these are an excellent alternative to surgery, especially in occasions where it is ill-advised, in addition, in those cases implying children and young people with evolutionary myopia.

3. A treatment approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CE (European Commission):

Since this is a treatment that many people do not know, they think this is a new treatment. The truth is that since many years ago, hundreds of patients use the Refractive Corneal Therapy, which is applied by means of the Ortho-k contact lense, the first and only contact lense authorized by the FDA, American Health Organization similar to the Spanish Health Ministry and the European Commission.

4. Ortho-K, contact lenses for all ages:

Especially recommended for young people, these contact lenses are adequate for any age.

 5.  Until how many dioptries can these contact lenses correct ?

The Ortho-k contact lenses correct until 6.00 graduation in myopia, until 1,75 in astigmatism and until 3.00 in hyperopia.

Terapia Visual para mejorar aprendizaje de tus hijos

Re-educate your children vision with visual therapy

Our children visual abilities are developed in a similar way as when we learn to speak or to walk. That is, we must also learn to see in order to be able to interpret and understand the world. In fact, the 80% of the information that children receive at class is through the eyes, but to have a 100% visual sharpness does not guarantee a good vision. The definition of good vision does not only mean to have physically healthy eyes, but also to be able to identify what we are seeing, process and understand it. For this reason, glasses or contact lenses are not the solution if the problem has to do with visual accommodation, coordination between the eyes or perception of the surroundings, among others. In this point, the visual therapy allows us to solve the problem.

What does visual therapy mean?   

The visual therapy or training is composed of specific exercises customized in order to re-educate vision and make it more efficient. This is achieved correcting and improving the functional and perceptual abilities (link: )The exercises evolve and vary in difficulty as the therapy goes on and adapts to the problems and objectives of each child.

How does it help our children?

Starting from these exercises children establish new connections or nerve cell schemes that will help them to process correctly the visual information. All the things learned with this therapy can be applied to their daily life, developing a strong visual system without any effort. Just in this way they will be able to concentrate on the purpose and not on the way: to learn instead of being observant if they see in a proper way or not.

How can we detect that children need visual therapy?

If you detect more than two of the following behaviours in your children, it is recommended to consult an optometrist:

– Reads very slowly,

– Does not understand what he/she is reading,

  • Uses the finger while reading,
  • Transposes letters and/or numbers when reading and/or writing,

Confuses right and left,

Skips words and/or lines while reading,

Has inadequate postures when reading or writing,

Complains of blur vision,

Gets very close to the paper while reading and

Half-closes the eyes when looks at far distance.

When did you last review your children vision?