I decided to use Ortho-K for my sons in order to give them freedom from glasses during the day. I also wanted to prevent their progression of myopia. The most beneficial part of using Ortho-K lenses is freedom from wearing glasses while playing sports. Both of my sons have used Ortho-K lenses for almost five years and their vision has definitely stabilized. There has not been any significant change in their prescription in the past 2-3 years. --Jamie C.
After many years of wearing contact lenses, my eyes had become quite intolerant to them. I could not get through a day without dryness, itching, burning and redness. I was considering Lasik surgery but, I wanted to rule out all possibilities before making a permanent change to my eyes. Ortho-K was introduced to me by Dr. Feldman and Dr. Galan and I decided to give it a try. After just two or three days, I was seeing 20/20 all day without eyeglasses or contacts. It was amazing!!
I recently learned from my last eye exam that my vision has actually improved after bring an Ortho-K patient for the past four-five years or so. I got new eyeglasses to reflect my new prescription but, I'm not going to be wearing them much! --Melanie C.
My decision to have both my 8-year old twins on Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) was based on all the positive information I thoroughly read. I also have a cousin in her 60's who did Ortho-K 30 years ago and currently has 15/15 vision.
The biggest benefit for me and my children was not having to wear glasses. I have have to worry about my twin boys losing or breaking their glasses. They also don't have to wear sports goggles while playing sports. Another major benefit is that the Ortho-K also slows down the myopia and in some cases can actually make your sight better.
We have been using Ortho-K now for 3 years. My twins started when they were 8 years old and I never thought they would be able to put them in but they quickly got the hang of it. Their vision has pretty much stabilized which has made it totally worth it for my kids. --Maria C.
I decided to try Ortho-K because I was looking for an alternative to surgery. I spoke with Dr. Galan about my options and he suggested Ortho K. Since I have great trust in Dr. Galan, I decided to go with his suggestion. I am now in my sixties and have been using Ortho-K lenses for 13 years. I love the process and I look forward to seeing great. I also love that everyone my age needs reading glasses - except me. - Charlotte A