Overnight Corneal Reshaping Orthokeratology
Just imagine, you pull back the covers in the morning, look at the clock across the room and WOW…I can see!
How great would that be? No, it’s not a miracle. You have not been transported to the imaginary planet of U. C. Right. You have undergone Overnight Corneal Reshaping (OCR) right here in Kansas City.
Next question: How come I have not heard of this before?
- Previous versions of OCR have been around since the 1960s. You may have heard of this process called by other names: Orthokeratology (OK), Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), Vision Shaping Treatment (VST), Gentle Molding, or other variations.
Alternative to LASIK
- Let’s face it, no one wants to spend $4000-$6000 on elective eye surgery
- What we want is freedom from wearing daytime glasses or contact lenses.
- Who wants the risk of complications of surgery like distorted vision, chronic glare, or severe dry eyes that is common with refractive surgery procedures like LASIK and PRK? You really need to know what the possibilities are for complications.
- Modern day wavefront-guided LASIK procedures have improved immensely, so the complications are much less than before. Just remember, there is no reversing the effects of LASIK. What you get is what you will have to live with for a lifetime. Let Brill Eye Center guide you to the appropriate LASIK center that will likely yield good results.
- Reversible procedures like Overnight Corneal Reshaping often can give you the results you want with the minimal effort of nighttime only specialty contact lens wear.
Overnight Corneal Reshaping does what most people want—permits them to see all day long without the
assistance of glasses, contacts, or refractive surgery. The changes made by OCR are totally reversible, so you can change your mind about the process at any time and get right back to your original visual state. Or, you still have all of your options open when new procedures are developed in the future.
Ok, here is the story of Overnight Corneal Reshaping. The cornea is the front-most part of the eye. It is responsible for most of the change in refractive error. A small change in the shape of the eye can mean a large change in how a person sees. That is exactly what OCR does, and that is what all of the riskier refractive surgeries also do.