Myopia, more commonly known as short-sightedness, is the single most common reason for someone to wear glasses or contact lenses or undergo laser vision correction treatment. Myopia is characterized by the ability to see nearby objects clearly, but when looking at those further away, they appear increasingly more blurred. The number of cases of myopia has risen dramatically in the last decade and is set to continue to do so. Estimates suggest that by 2050, nearly 5 billion people in the world will be myopic.
One of the most beneficial things about Ortho-K is that it is suitable for a huge variety of patients. This includes those with the refractive eye conditions myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. It also includes presbyopia – a condition that occurs as part of the natural aging process where the lens in the eye hardens and becomes less able to focus.
At StylEyes, we see a number of our patients that suffer from dry eyes that are desperate for some way to fix the condition and get some relief from the persistent discomfort they are feeling. Fortunately, dry eyes are a very treatable condition. You should not have to go through that discomfort, feeling like you do not have a choice.