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Ortho K

Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.

To understand the benefits of Ortho-K, let us first consider how the cornea works. The cornea is a transparent, spherical bulge that sits over the lens of your eye. In addition to protecting the inner parts of the eye, the cornea also performs some lens-like tasks of its own. The shape of cornea causes incoming light rays to be refracted, or bent, in such a way that the lens can focus them into a clear, sharp image before they pass on to the retina and optic nerve. Ultimately, the optic nerve transmits the image to your brain.

Deformations in the shape of the cornea cause refraction to go wrong in various ways, producing the fuzzy images characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lens are curved to "pre-refract" incoming light to compensate for your personal degree of corneal deformation. Laser surgery actually corrects the shape of cornea itself, eliminating most of all of the visual errors that might otherwise call for corrective lenses.

Corneal Reshaping While You Sleep

While you might leap at the thought of permanently correcting vision problems, laser surgery isn't always the best eye care option. For instance, if you suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus, you should avoid laser eye surgery.

Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure. Orthokeratology may be an ideal choice for these individuals. Dr. Colton will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision.

Ortho-K can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the Ortho-K lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to see whether Ortho-K makes sense for you.

Myopia Control

The most dangerous time period for developing near-sightedness is age 10 - 18. During this stage, the eyes grow along with the rest of the body. Excessive growth in the length of the eye, even only a few millimeters, is the cause of most near-sightedness and dependence on glasses. The eyes can grow worse every year until adulthood, when the prescription begins to stabilize. Cutting edge research aims at preventing you from developing a prescription in the first place, rather than correcting it later with LASIK. For kids and teens who are at risk or already developing dependence on glasses, Ortho-K contacts can immediately stabilize your eyes by 55%-100%, so they do not worsen each year. Talk with Dr. Colton about your child's eyes, and whether Ortho-K lenses are a good option for you.

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Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

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8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday:

8:00AM - 5:00PM

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8:00AM - 5:00PM

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7:00AM - 4:00PM

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Bright Eyes was a great experience for me! The staff is very friendly & professional. Dr. Colton took his time and made me feel very comfortable. Great Job!! I love my glasses!"
    Billy Hart
  • "I rank Dr. Bruce Colton as one of the very best eye doctors I have seen. He not only gives a very professional examination of the health of the eyes but also has the expertise to write a spot on prescription for glasses and contact lenses. I am particularly impressed with the state of the art equipment he utilizes to assist him in his diagnosis."
    David M.
  • "We have never had any doctor even come close to how thorough and careful Dr. Colton was during my daughter's appointment. He helped to solve some issues with a special contact that nobody had ever suggested--probably because they weren't as careful and thorough as he was. We'll definitely be sticking with Dr. Colton."
    Shannon Cox
  • "I have had great experiences at this office, both for myself and my child. It's been easy to get appointments and the office is clean. Dr. Colton is extremely thorough, professional, and very patient about explaining procedures and the results. He spent additional time going over treatment options with me. I highly recommend him."
    Sarah Proctor
  • "This office is brand new construction and so nice. I've had two exams with Dr. Colton and he was super awesome both times! I got scratched on the eye with my kid's toy and he was able to make sure it healed properly. Also, after my third baby my prescription changed and he was able to get it back on track, spot on, so that I could see when I was driving much better! Has also talked me through an eye drainage block (which was very painful) and with his recommended treatment I didn't have to get it flushed out- Yay!"
    Julie Palmer
  • "Dr. Colton is very nice! That was the most thorough exam I have ever had! He gives top of the line, best quality, luxury style eye care."
    Toya Richardson
  • "Dr. Colton was so awesome! He explained everything to me in ways that I could understand. The office was very nice and clean! I would refer Bright Eyes Vision Clinic to anyone looking for an awesome eye doctor!"
    Taylor Drake