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Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology – or ortho-k for short – is a non-surgical, temporary and reversible treatment which is suitable for many patients with mild to moderate myopia (short-sightedness).

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Did you know that it’s possible to be glasses-free without having eye surgery? At Premier Eyecare, our optometrist Christine is an experienced Ortho-k practitioner and is also a member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO).

Orthokeratology – or ortho-k for short – is a non-surgical, temporary and reversible treatment which is suitable for many patients with mild to moderate myopia (short-sightedness). Ortho-k has been around since the mid 1960’s. It’s a great option for people who want to be free of their glasses or contact lenses during the day.

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Does it really control myopia?
Is it safe?
What’s involved?
Individually-designed rigid contact lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea gently whilst you sleep. This  corrects short-sightedness and small amounts of astigmatism. The following morning, you will be able to see without using your glasses and this effect generally lasts for the entire day.
What are the benefits?
There are many! Freedom from glasses and contact lenses is the main attraction for most patients but ortho-k is also:

  • Great for slowing or stopping myopia in children and teenagers
  • Great for sportspeople
  • Great for boosting self-confidence and appearance, particularly for teens
  • Great for people working in dusty, dirty, steamy environments (tradespeople, chefs)
  • Great for people prone to allergies and irritation from conventional contact lenses use
Are you a good candidate for Ortho-k lenses?
If you have low to even high myopia, you are most likely a good candidate for  ortho-k treatment. At Premier Eyecare we assess your suitability for ortho-k by taking digital topographical maps of your eye’s surface. This quick and pain-free procedure enables us to individually design the correct ortho-k lenses for you.
Is Ortho-k suitable for children?

Absolutely! Now, more than ever, Ortho-k is being used to treat the progression of myopia in children and teens. Ortho-k has proven results in slowing down or stopping the rate of myopia progression in children. Talk to us at Premier Eye Care about our many ortho-k success stories!

Is it claimable through my private health fund?
Your ortho-k lenses are  claimable through your private health fund optical benefits.

Very thorough practitioner

Christina is a very thorough practitioner... especially helpful with genetic predispositions and eye health. My entire extended family has been seeing her for many years including my children , brother and parents who all have prescriptions.

- Elise Frances

Amazing and professional

Staff are all amazing and professional. My mother has been going here for the past 3 years and have been extremely satisfied with their products and their service! Thank you for looking after her Premier Eyecare!

- Ammie A

Highly recommend

I have been seeing Christine for the last few years and wouldn't go anywhere else. She always offers me the best advice and her staff are lovely when it comes to choosing the right glasses for me. I would highly recommend seeing them!

- Janice Kenny