Orthokeratology Services In Sugar Land

Imagine getting better vision while you sleep. That’s the idea behind Orthokeratology (Ortho-K for short). As an alternative to LASIK surgery, Ortho-K gently reshapes your cornea while you sleep so you can enjoy your active day without glasses, regular contacts, or the need for surgery. At Memorial Eye Center – Sugar Land, our talented doctors have years of experience performing Ortho-K consultations and Ortho-K fittings. Let our specialized doctors help you discover if you’re a candidate for Ortho-K by scheduling your consultation today!

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WHAT IS ORTHO K

“Easy” is a great description of Ortho-K. Enjoy clear vision during the day without the hassle and inconvenience of glasses, soft contacts, or the risks of surgery. Ortho-K has been proven both safe and effective by the FDA and multiple studies. No more worrying about whether your eyes or your child’s eyes will get worse from Myopia. Ortho-K has been shown to help control the effects of Myopia in children and adults.

Myopia control, corneal reshaping, orthokeratology, Ortho-K, and corneal refractive therapy are all names for the same non-surgical treatment aimed at clear vision without glasses or daytime contacts while controlling myopic degeneration. Eye doctors have been prescribing Ortho-K for over four decades. Since 2005, patients have been able to choose FDA-approved accelerated-overnight orthokeratology to reach their vision goals. The lengthy FDA approval process ensures patients are receiving safe, effective treatment while minimizing health risks.

Teenagers and kids benefit from Ortho-K due to the easy treatment schedule. Parents oversee the whole process which is done at home. The treatment takes place during sleeping hours, so the reshaping lenses are applied just before bedtime. Upon waking, the reshaping lenses are removed and placed in a sterile storage case. Contrast the ease of Ortho-K with broken glasses and scratched or smudged lenses which are such a hassle.

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BOOK

Vision is clear when light is focused accurately onto the retina. Blurry vision results when light is focused in front of or behind the retina by even a fraction of a millimeter. The cornea is flexible and responds quickly to the reshaping process, causing light to focus accurately onto the retina. The cornea can be changed by very small amounts resulting in dramatic improvements in vision. Ortho-K improves vision by accurately reshaping the cornea much like braces reposition the teeth. The clear front of the eye (the cornea) is comprised of layers. Over 90% of the thickness of the cornea is a tough, elastic tissue called the stroma. The surface covered in tears is called the epithelium and is about 10% of the total thickness. Both tissue layers change during the Ortho-K treatment process overnight. Rapid improvements in vision can be achieved due to the eye’s elasticity. Our patients will typically see improvements in vision after the first night’s treatment, with continued improvement over the next two weeks. Once the vision is clear, the results are maintained by using retainer lenses, much like how teeth remain straight after wearing braces through continued use of a retainer.

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Dr. Jocelyn S. Horiszny has been in private practice and an associate of Memorial Eye Center at Sugar Land since 1999. Dr. Horiszny specializes in primary eye care and contact lens fitting. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry and holds a BA in Biology with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. During her training at the University of Houston she presented and co-authored a research publication at the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Horiszny completed an externship at the Hermann Eye Center in Houston where she concentrated on retinal pathology. She also was an extern at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado where she focused on primary eye care.