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Proactive Corneal Reshaping
East Main Vision Clinic is delighted to offer patients a cutting-edge solution for myopia through our very own, new brand of custom designed orthokeratology lenses – Proactive Corneal Reshaping.
With more than 30 years of experience within the eye care industry, we have used our expertise to create these new and improved lenses that reshape your corneas while you sleep so that you can enjoy clear, uncompromised vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses the very next day*. This leaves patients free to go out and live their best lives without the limitations and frustrations that accompany prescription eyewear.
To find out more about Proactive Corneal Reshaping, get in touch with our dedicated eye care team. In the meantime, here is what you need to do about this revolutionary new solution that is exclusive to us here at East Main Vision Clinic, Puyallup, WA.
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HOW DOES Proactive Corneal Reshaping Work?
Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses work by applying gentle pressure to the cornea while you are sleeping. This pressure encourages the cornea to adopt a shape that enables light to be refracted directly onto the retina rather than in front of it. The cornea is able to temporarily hold this shape without the lens, enabling patients to see clearly without glasses.
Since every patient is unique, Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses are custom designed specifically for your eyes. This ensures both comfort and accuracy.
Will my Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses work after just one use?
Orthokeratology is a progressive treatment and the rate at which it works for patients will vary. You may notice an improvement in your vision without glasses after just one use, but this isn’t likely to reach optimal quality or last very long. However, with continued use, most patients are able to enjoy up to 48 hours of clear vision without the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Is it safe to wear Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses overnight?
Most people will already know that the majority of contact lenses shouldn’t be worn overnight. However, Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses are created from gas-permeable material that enables oxygen to reach your eyes and keep them healthy. As such, they are extremely safe. Better still, the orthokeratology technique is entirely reversible, so if you decide that the treatment isn’t for you, you can stop using Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses with no permanent effects.
Are there any age restrictions on using Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses?
The FDA has not placed any restrictions on orthokeratology technique treatments. In fact, they are successfully used to help control the development of myopia in children as young as 8 or 9. We are pleased to be able to offer Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses to patients of most ages.
Who is a good candidate for Proactive Corneal Reshaping?
Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses are suitable for a wide variety of candidates and provide a good alternative for patients who are unsuitable for laser vision correction. This includes patients who:
Suffer from dry eye syndrome
Have been diagnosed with astigmatism
Work in a profession where there is a high risk of damage/injury to the eye
Are active in sports, water or outdoor activities
If you would like to find out more about Proactive Corneal Reshaping lenses exclusive to us here at East Main Vision Clinic, please get in touch with our clinic in Puyallup, WA.
* Proactive Corneal Reshaping is a progressive treatment and it may take several weeks of continued use to be able to achieve a full day of vision without prescription lenses. *
For non-urgent appointments, please call or send us a message, and we will be happy to help you select a customized appointment time.
Call us at 253-444-2800 if you are experiencing an eye emergency.