EMME Visioncare is so much more than about glasses. We are dedicated to primary eye care, which means you can come see us first about any concern you have about your eyes. Besides vision correction, our team of optometrists and opticians is endorsed by the Optometrist and Optician Board to prescribe ophthalmic lenses for vision correction and therapeutic contact lenses.
Orthokeratology — often called Ortho-K or OK lens for short — is a form of safe, reversible, non-invasive and non-surgical vision correction available to both adults and children.
Ortho-K are special night-time contact lenses worn during sleep to restore clear vision without glasses. You may have heard of them advertised as "Dream Lenses", "Good Night Lenses", "Eye Braces" by some practices.
Ortho-K is precise corneal reshaping technology. A good way to imagine orthokeratology is to think "eye braces" — Ortho-K customised rigid contact lenses slowly and gently reshape the front surface of the eye, like how Invisalign and braces shape teeth. As orthokeratology requires specific instruments, skills and training, not all optometrists can prescribed or fit these lenses. An optometrist with expertise and experience in assessing and fitting Ortho-K lenses is sometimes called an orthokeratologist, analogous to how dental braces are fitted by an orthodontist.
Our optometrist starts with a detailed assessment of your child's eyes, analysis of their past and current eyesight changes, and with careful consideration of their age, family history and risk factors, we will decide with you on an individualised treatment plan to best manage your child's short-sightedness.
We graph your child's prescription changes to visualise their rate of myopia progression and to forecast their eventual level of myopia with different treatment options. And we will continue to monitor their progression closely while on treatment, to tailor and adjust the treatment plan for maximum myopia control.