How Ortho-K Works
Ortho-K, short for Orthokeratology, has become the go-to option for myopia control in children for parents. It makes use of specially-customised lenses to mould the corneas for clear eyesight.
Shape of a steeply-curved cornea
Shape of a steeply-curved cornea

The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of tissue that covers the iris and pupil. A normal cornea with a smooth and even curvature is able to focus light sharply onto the retina at the back of the eye, hence producing clear images. If the curvature of the cornea becomes too steep, light cannot be focused properly, which is when myopia occurs.

steeply-curved cornea Ortho-K lenses
Cornea fitted with Ortho-K lenses

Every pair of our Ortho-K lenses is customised to fit the wearer’s eyes using a proprietary software. Made from a gas-permeable material, these lenses act like braces for the eyes, slowly moulding the corneal tissues with a series of hydrodynamic movements.

Cornea reshaped overnight
Cornea reshaped overnight

While the wearer sleeps, the cornea gradually become “flattened”, with the corneal tissues being relocated to the periphery of the cornea.

A smooth and even cornea giving you clear eyesight
A smooth and even cornea giving you clear eyesight

When the wearer removes the Ortho-K lenses the next day, the newly-smoothened cornea is able to focus light sharply once again, resulting in crisp vision. This movement of tissues to the periphery is the main mechanism to which myopia control becomes effective.

Titus Eye Care offers you the best in eye care with our fully-qualified orthokeratologists, state-of-the-art eye care technology, and personalised care and service.
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