AOK Advanced orthokeratology, an advanced procedure that gently reshapes the cornea while you sleep.
- All Day Freedom From Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
- Safely Stop or Slowdown Nearsightedness in Children
- Available for Both Children and Adults
- A Non-Surgical Alternative to LASIK
How AOK Works
AOK overnight procedure is designed to gently reshape the first few microns of the cornea while you sleep. Once the molds are removed in the morning, the slight change in the curvature of the corneal surface results in clear vision during waking hours thus reducing the dependence on daytime contact lenses or glasses. The best part about AOK is that it is safe, non-surgical, non-invasive and reversible.
Correcting Myopia (nearsightedness)
Using AOK Advanced Orthokeratology therapy to gently reshape the cornea re-aligns the optical focal point onto the retina allowing patients with nearsighted prescriptions see clearly all day.
In addition to AOK therapy providing nearly immediate results in correcting myopia, several studies also indicate that it helps prevent myopia from worsening in future.
Benefits for near sighted children
Since myopia is often diagnosed at an early age and progressively worsens until late adolescence, early AOK treatment offers a proven, reasonable method to significantly alter the progression of myopia from increasing over time. This is important because, if left untreated, high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) may also create increased risks for other eye diseases such as glaucoma and detached retinas.
By wearing AOK molds (Advanced Orthokeratology), you or your child now have an alternative to glasses or daytime contact lenses that may correct your myopia and prevent nearsightedness progression.
AOK molds are well tolerated by children because while their eyes are closed there is less lid sensation. Additionally, since they will be sleeping in their lenses they will not have to wear corrective lenses during the day. This means they can participate in a variety of activities, including sports, without worrying about glasses or contacts.
Orthokeratology Solution for Dry Eyes and Allergies
Dry eye syndrome has become increasingly prevalent over the past ten years as people spend more time indoors where air-conditioning systems remove moisture from the air.
Additionally, increasing numbers of people are affected by allergies including the seasonal effects of hay fever which can make it almost impossible to continue wearing daytime contact lenses. This is where AOK therapy for dry eyes may offer a new solution since corneal refractive therapy lenses are only worn overnight when sleeping then removed the next morning to give clear natural vision all day long.
Since AOK molds are only worn at night while you sleep, dry eye and allergy sufferers may experience relief due to unrestricted tear flow during waking hours.