Ortho-K Success Stories
“I love my Ortho-K lenses! They give me the freedom to go without wearing glasses or contact lenses, which is particularly convenient while playing sports, especially swimming.” – Devon Wiley
Three years ago when Devon was thirteen, she was wearing eyeglasses for astigmatism and began to notice her vision was diminishing. Her dad, Peter, a patient of Dr. Frank’s for over 15 years was concerned and told Dr. Frank about her situation. Dr. Frank informed Peter about an innovative, nonsurgical treatment for astigmatism that would allow Devon to be free of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Devon became a patient of Dr. Frank’s and started Orthokeratology or “Ortho-K”, a vision correction therapy that involves wearing special contact lenses only at night to gently reshape the cornea (the front surface of the eye) to bring one’s vision into focus for the next day.
Within the first two days of wearing the lenses, Devon was amazed at how much her vision had improved. She experienced clarity and vividness that made her realize how bad her vision had gotten. She was also thrilled with how comfortable they are, and still today doesn’t even know they’re in while sleeping. Devon tells all of her friends about Ortho-K, especially her friends involved in sports.
“I was BLOWN AWAY by how much my sight improved after just the first night of wearing the Ortho-K lenses. Everything was so clear and sharp, I didn’t realize how much I’d been missing.” – Perry Stone
In 2004, Perry, a 43-year-old stock trader in Boston, noticed that his vision while driving at night was becoming increasingly less clear and he wasn’t able to read street signs at the distances he previously had. He scheduled an appointment with Dr. Frank, whom he’d been seeing for annual exe exams for a number of years. Dr. Frank determined Perry’s diminishing vision was due to myopia and suggested he would be a perfect candidate for a newer treatment called Orthokeratology or “Ortho-K.”
Perry was intrigued and immediately interested in exploring Ortho-K because it is a nonsurgical therapy that only requires wearing special contact lenses during the night while sleeping. The lenses gently reshape the curvature of the cornea to bring the eye into correct focus for approximately one day. Perry was very encouraged by Ortho-K’s noninvasiveness, especially in light of a friend who was experiencing ongoing problems related to Lasik surgery he’d had. He also liked that fact that it doesn’t address the problem by just looking through a lens, it corrects the shape of the eye.
Perry has been wearing Ortho-K lenses for 10 years and enjoys vision better than 20/20, without the need to wear eye glasses or contact lenses. He is an enormous fan and advocate of the treatment and looks to spread the word as much as possible so others can enjoy the ease, safety and effectiveness Ortho-K offers.