Dr. Hutt is the only ophthalmologist in the area to offer OrthoKeratology (Ortho-K)! Ortho-K is a revolutionary non-surgical alternative to LASIK surgery to achieve perfect vision. Ortho-K involves wearing rigid contact lenses at night. The FDA approved oxygen-permeable hard lenses reshape the cornea, restoring clear vision and eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. It is ideal for athletes and an alternative to LASIK surgery.
Ortho-K can correct near-sightedness or astigmatism, and far-sightedness to a degree. It can help children because they are not candidates for LASIK surgery, so Ortho-K can be used to help slow or stop the advancement of near-sightedness. Ask Dr. Hutt if you are a good candidate for Ortho-K. The treatment process is simple. First, pictures of your cornea are taken with a special machine (cornea topographer). Next, a custom set of corrective lenses will be designed especially for you.
You will wear your custom-designed hard contact lenses at night while you sleep. The lenses work to reshape the cornea overnight, restoring your vision. You will notice results in just a few days. During that period, you may need to wear disposable contacts for part of the day for a few days.
After you have achieved your maximum result, you will wear custom retainer lenses at night to help the cornea maintain its new shape. You will not need to wear contact lenses or glasses during the day. If you should fail to wear the retainers, your eyes will return to their former vision.
Ortho-K is safe and FDA approved. Say good-bye to wearing contact lenses or glasses and enjoy the freedom of seeing clearly! Schedule a free Ortho-K consultation with Dr. Hutt today by calling Hutt Eye Associates at (413) 536-0006.
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