Orthokeratology involves wearing a special gas permeable contact lens overnight, which allows patients to have clear vision during the day. The lenses reshape the cornea or the front surface of the eye so your child can see clearly once they have been removed.
Whenever you fill out a new prescription, you often think about how the medication can help with alleviating pain, discomfort or any symptoms of certain illnesses. Unless you have been informed by your doctor or have read the information in the packaging, you seldom give much thought on the prescription drugs’ side effects.
More than one in 10 people in the U.S. wear contact lenses for a clearer vision. However, it was found that 40 to 90 percent of wearers are not practicing healthy contact lens wear habits. The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that improper contact lens use can result in rare, serious eye infections.
Make These a Habit
Keep Them Clean
Things to Remember
Presently, 41 million Americans use contact lenses. Approximately 20% of this number, however, have had corneal scars and abrasions because of improper handling of their pair. In celebration of Contact Lens Safety Month this October, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care recommends safety tips for preventing contact lens-related problems.