Ortho-K for Children



Ortho-K, short for orthokeratology or overnight vision correction (OVC) uses custom made contact lenses to gently correct your vision whilst you sleep. This provides clear, natural vision without the need to wear contact lenses or spectacles during the day.

Many studies have shown that Ortho-K lenses can reduce the progression of short-sightedness, also known as myopia, reducing the likelihood of associated problems in adulthood. The effect is not guaranteed, as results vary for individual children, but it has never been shown to make children more short-sighted.

Click on this link for a list of studies that support that Ortho-K can reduce the progression of myopia.

Benefit of Ortho-K lenses for Children:

With Ortho-K contact lenses all the contact lens wear is done overnight so the lenses aren’t worn out of the house. This means there is less worry about lost lenses or spectacles! The daytime is free of spectacles and contact lens wear so children can take part in all activities and sports without having to worry about their vision.

At Parker & Hammond Opticians we ensure that every child who decides to have Ortho-K treatment is shown carefully how to care for their lenses and their eyes. We make sure we spend the time to ensure that your child has the confidence and technique to insert and remove their contact lenses and correctly clean and maintain them. Your child’s vision and safety is our number one priority.

Ortho-k / Overnight Vision Correction Leaflet - Click here

Myopia Control Leaflet - Click here

Contact us to discuss any questions you may have.