BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists offers Ortho-K for myopia
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, which uses specially designed contact lenses for temporarily correcting myopia, or nearsightedness, is being offered by BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists.
People of any age, including children, can benefit from Ortho-K. It’s most often sought by patients who want to go without glasses or contact lenses during the day, or who are seeking a non-surgical option.
Dr. Brad LaVallie and his staff evaluate and fit patients for Ortho-K, which uses specially designed rigid gas-permeable contact lenses to temporarily change the curvature of the cornea. That change improves the eye’s ability to focus on objects, thus reducing nearsightedness.
Ortho-K lenses are most commonly worn at night, while the patient sleeps. They’re taken out when the patient wakes up in the morning and are not worn during the day. Most people see clearly after the overnight treatment and can go all day without glasses or contact lenses.
For more information about Ortho-K or to request an appointment, call 877-462-9465 or request an appointment online.
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About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.