Ortho-K Lenses in North Central

Ortho-K Lenses in North Central

Correct Your Vision While You Sleep

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Slow Myopia Progression & See Clearly With Overnight Contacts

Ortho-K: a scientifically-proven, safe and effective myopia treatment. Our custom-fit contact lenses gently and temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep.

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Did You Know That Myopia Is Skyrocketing in the US & Canada?

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50% of the global population is expected to be myopic by 2050.

Not only does it cause nearsightedness and make it harder to see far away objects, but myopia is also associated with other conditions, such as: 

  • Retinal atrophy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Higher risk of glaucoma
  • Greater likelihood of retinal detachment
  • Lattice degeneration

That's why it is critical to do something about your myopia right away!


How Orthokeratology Slows Myopia Progression

Imagine waking up every morning with clear and sharp vision. Thanks to these specialty lenses, you don’t have to wear glasses or contacts during the day, and best of all — this treatment is surgery-free!

Moreover, Ortho-K slows or halts eye elongation in children and teens, which radically reduces the risk of myopia progression!

Children and adults with myopia can use Ortho-K lenses to reshape the cornea. Simply insert at night before going to bed and remove them in the morning to see clearly.


Here's How Ortho-K Works

  • Worn While You Sleep

    Insert these custom-designed gas permeable lenses at night before going to bed.

  • Change the Shape of the Cornea

    Ortho-K lenses reshape your cornea overnight so you can see clearly the following day!

  • Enjoy Clear Vision the Next Day

    Remove the lenses in the morning and see clearly during the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

  • Slow Myopia Progression

    Ortho-K slows myopia progression in children as young as 8. This lowers their risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachment later in life.


Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

Slows myopia progression

Experience 20/20 vision all day

Perfect for people who engage in individual or team sports


What to Expect From Your Ortho-K Consultation

  • Meet With Your Eye Doctor

    Talk to an eye care professional who will answer your questions about Ortho-K lenses. Our talented and caring optometrists are trained to work with children and adults and can address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Ortho-K Eye Exam

    We'll discuss your family's medical history and perform a thorough eye exam to detect myopia and other vision problems you may have.

  • Results & Treatment Plan

    We will inform you of your eye exam results, risk factors, and expected Ortho-K outcomes. The eye doctor at EyeTX - San Pedro in North Central will outline a customized Ortho-K plan if you wish to proceed with the treatment.


Ready to Change the Way You See Your World?

Ortho-K FAQs

Am I a candidate for Ortho-K?

Most people with mild to moderate myopia, with mild astigmatism and some cases of presbyopia are good candidates for Ortho-K. Children over the age of 8 and young adults who want to be free of glasses and contacts but who are not good candidates for refractive surgery due to age or other reasons (i.e., severe dry eyes, high costs, health risks) often are good candidates. Those who lead active lifestyles and who participate in contact sports also benefit from Ortho-K.

Can I use Ortho-K if I have astigmatism?

Our practice has seen fantastic results in patients with mild astigmatism, but high astigmatism is normally more complex in the design and fit. We can design a mold for your specific cornea, but it will depend on the individual case. An in-person consultation and eye evaluation at EyeTX - San Pedro in North Central will allow us to better determine whether it's feasible.

How long does it take for Ortho-K to work?

Our patients consistently report improved vision after using Ortho-K. Some patients can experience perfect vision after a day or two of overnight Ortho-K. But higher prescriptions can take 2 or more weeks for maximum correction. Keep in mind that the refractive state regresses to pretreatment levels once the lens is no longer worn.

Can I use Ortho-K lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Ortho-K lenses don't aggravate dry eyes, since tear evaporation, a main cause of dry eye, doesn't occur when the eyes are closed during sleep. However, those with severe dry eyes may apply artificial tears or other drops before inserting Ortho-K lenses at night. Dry eyes resulting from arthritis or collagen-vascular disease may interfere with this treatment, but this can be determined during the eye doctor's assessment.

Does Ortho-K Hurt?

Ortho-K lenses do not hurt and should not hurt. Certain people may feel a slight foreign body sensation, but with time, the eyes become [desensitized] to the lenses.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 11, 2024
Such wonderful customer service and care. You feel seen and appreciated
- May. 05, 2024
1st time customer , great experience and great staff taking care of you.
- May. 04, 2024
Service is great and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommended
- Apr. 17, 2024
Dr. Elder - Very Professional & Caring Excellent!😉🤓 Staff Very Friendly & Professional Henry &... Oscar!!😉🤓
- Apr. 11, 2024
(Translated by Google) Excellent attention and treatment, Claudia helped me, very pleasant, speaks S... panish, I recommend it (Original) Excelente atencion y trato ,me atendió Claudia muy agradable habla español lo recomiendo
- Apr. 05, 2024
My wife and child were treated amazing and they look forward to going to this location. Thank you fo... r giving them a great experience
- Apr. 02, 2024
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Elder & professionalism of all staff. Eyeglasses are of the highest... quality.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Dr Bell and the staff at EyeTX have always taken very good care of me. I highly recommend them!
- Feb. 23, 2024
Highly recommend! Incredible selection of the latest in high-end eyewear...the providers are super c... ool and staff are always friendly and helpful.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Great service.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Excellent service knowledgeable and informative
- Feb. 12, 2024
Great customer service.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Awesome Doc (Elder) and awesome staff. Always friendly and helpful!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Everyone was simply wonderful This place is outstanding
- Jan. 27, 2024
My family has been going to Eye Tx San Pedro since 2009. I always schedule with Dr. Elder given my p... ositive past experiences with him. There have been several times that Dr. Elder thought “out of the box” to make sure I was seeing the best possible. Bifocal contacts to mono vision with a toric contact to one toric lens for distance and one near lens for close up. Dr. Elder listened to my concerns, then he tried different approaches until we were both satisfied with results. The support staff is awesome too.
- Jan. 09, 2024
Dr. Elder did an excellent job determining my prescription. The staff did a great job fitting my gla... sses.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Great doctors and staff. I would highly recommend!
- Dec. 27, 2023
Friendly, professional service brings me back year after year.
- Dec. 26, 2023
So happy with Dr. Elder, he goes out and beyond with my eye exam. He explains everything to me. Staf... f are very nice and caring and that means a lot to me.
- Dec. 20, 2023
This past Saturday I got a small piece of steel in my left eye, the staff got me in right away and D... r. Jiang located the shard and removed and I was off on a new adventure!!

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Ortho-K Lenses in North Central

Our optometry practice in North Central

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Medicare

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