Orthokeratology and Children
Children as young as age five can be fit with lenses. Studies have shown that wearing orthokeratology lenses can slow the progression of nearsightedness (myopia). Please click here to learn more about nearsighted prevention.
Dr. Amundsen’s Experience with Orthokeratology
Dr. Amundsen began fitting orthokeratology lenses in the late 1980s when lenses were only worn during the day. His experience with nighttime orthokeratology began in the late 1990s. He has participated in manufacturers’ studies and fit hundreds of cases over the years. Dr. Amundsen is highly experienced in the wear and caring of orthokeratology lenses. Dr. Amundsen is a member of Tree House Eyes. This group specializes in managing Myopia in Children. One of the primary ways this is done is through orthokeratology. We offer state of the art testing though the use of the Medmont corneal topographer regarded as the best instrument in the industry for orthokeratology fitting. You can be assured you are getting the best care possible when you choose to have your eyes fit with orthokeratology lenses at his practice.
Different Names for Orthokeratology
Orthokeratology has been known under a variety of names over the years including CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy), VST (Vision Shaping Technology), AOK Accelerated Orthokeratology) , GVSS (Gentle Vision Shaping System), Gentle Molding and OCR (Overnight Corneal Reshaping). There may be subtle technology differences that are associated with these names but all fall under the general umbrella of Orthokeratology.
Am I a Candidate for Orthokeratology?
If you would like to learn more, please call our office at (805) 482-1136 or visit our contact page to send us email.