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Is Ortho-K Right for You?

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short, is a revolutionary non-surgical vision correction technique that uses specially designed contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea, the clear front part of your eye. These lenses are worn overnight while you sleep, and they gently mold your cornea into a more optimal shape, improving your vision during the day without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

What is the Common Age for Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to discomfort, blurry vision, and even damage to the surface of the eye. Dry eye syndrome can affect individuals of all ages, but there is a common age range where it is most prevalent. Understanding the factors that contribute to the development of dry eye syndrome and knowing when to seek treatment are essential for maintaining good eye health.

Different Types of Scleral Lenses: Finding the Right Fit for Your Eyes

Scleral lenses are a type of contact lens that vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. They offer a unique combination of comfort, excellent visual acuity, and therapeutic benefits that make them an excellent choice for many patients.

Growing Up with Myopia: The Impact of Age on Myopia Development

Myopia, a condition commonly known as nearsightedness, which primarily affects children and adolescents, is characterized by the inability to clearly visualize objects at a distance.

The Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye: Understanding This Common Condition

Dry eye is a condition that occurs due to tear film instability. The failure to produce enough tears or the production of poor-quality tears causes chronic eye dryness. The tear film contains three layers: aqueous fluid, fatty oils, and mucus.