Leading Brisbane orthokeratology optometrists, at Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists, launch new website uncovering optometry’s best kept secret – orthokeratology. Ortho-K provides clear unrestricted daytime vision without need for daytime contact lenses or glasses perfect for myopia control and other vision correction particularly for sports and recreation.
Newstead, Australia – February 13, 2017
Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists have launched a new website highlighting the effectiveness and benefits of affordable orthokeratology treatment for myopia treatment and vision correction in Brisbane. More information is available at https://brisbaneorthokeratologyspecialists.com.au. The new site aims to fill a gap in information and understanding regarding the existence and effectiveness of orthorkeratology and lift the cloak off the fact that orthokeratology is optometry’s best kept secret when it comes to myopia control and vision correction for sports and recreational activities. Orthokeratology provides clear unrestricted daytime vision without need for daytime contact lenses or glasses.
Myopia or short-sightedness affects an increasing percentage of the population. In 2000, 22% of the world’s population, around 1.4 billion people, were diagnosed with myopia and this number is projected to grow to 50% of the population by 2050. A patient’s level of myopia is measured in dioptres and once this level exceeds -5.0 dioptres a person is classified with “high myopia”. At this point myopia becomes a very serious issue. A high myopia patient is at much greater risk of developing severe sight threatening diseases of the eyes like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinal detachment.
Parents of children with myopia should be aware that early intervention is crucial, as myopia progresses at a rapid rate, about -0.5 dioptres per year. That means an 8-year-old diagnosed a -1.0 dioptres would develop high myopia by the age of 16. Pat Gerry, a leading Brisbane specialist orthokeratology optometrist and spokesperson for Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists said “There are real concerns that parents of children with myopia (short-sightedness), or at risk of developing myopia, aren’t understanding the facts or the latest research on the factors that lead to myopia and the best ways to treat it. Unfortunately, for many patients, the usual approach is to treat symptoms, for example, by prescribing new glasses as the myopia worsens. Even simple things like the importance of natural sunlight for myopia often aren’t shared.”
Orthokeratology offers a much better alternative providing hope for parents and children alike. Orthokeratology has been proven in scientific studies to be extremely effective at slowing myopia progression and preventing the incidence of high myopia in 90% of patients. Orthokeratology involves the use of special customized contact lenses called Ortho-k lenses that are only worn overnight and correct the shape of the cornea. The result is clear unrestricted daytime vision without the need for daytime contact lenses or glasses.
Orthokeratology is a non-surgical, non-invasive and completely reversible so it can be performed on children aged 7 and above enabling the crucial early intervention so important for myopia control as well as adults. Orthokeratology treatment is also very affordable costing 70% less than LASIK eye-surgery which is ineffective for early intervention because it can’t be used until 18 years of age. Orthokeratology is also more cost effective compared to a lifetime of glasses or contact lenses that studies indicate add up to more than $25,000 for a person with myopia.
Launching the new website for Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists, spokesperson Pat Gerry said “Orthokeratology is very effective for treating myopia and as well as a range of other vision conditions like hyperopia (far sightedness), presbyopia (reading glasses), astigmatism and correcting post LASIK-surgery. As it requires no daytime glasses or contact lenses it is also perfect for correcting vision for sports and recreation. It really is optometry’s best kept secret.”
More information about Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists, orthokeratology for myopia control and vision correction for sports and recreation is available at https://brisbaneorthokeratologyspecialists.com.au.
Organization: Brisbane Orthokeratology Specialists
Address: 1/3 Byres Street Newstead, Queensland 4006, Australia
For more information, please visit https://brisbaneorthokeratologyspecialists.com.au/