Ortho-K Lenses in Sandusky

Ortho-K Lenses in Sandusky

Correct Your Vision While You Sleep

(419) 626-0272

Slow Myopia Progression & See Clearly With Overnight Contacts

Ortho-K: a scientifically-proven, safe and effective myopia treatment. Our custom-fit contact lenses gently and temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep.

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Did You Know That Myopia Is Skyrocketing in the US & Canada?

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50% of the global population is expected to be myopic by 2050.

Not only does it cause nearsightedness and make it harder to see far away objects, but myopia is also associated with other conditions, such as: 

  • Retinal atrophy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Higher risk of glaucoma
  • Greater likelihood of retinal detachment
  • Lattice degeneration

That's why it is critical to do something about your myopia right away!


How Orthokeratology Slows Myopia Progression

Imagine waking up every morning with clear and sharp vision. Thanks to these specialty lenses, you donโ€™t have to wear glasses or contacts during the day, and best of all โ€” this treatment is surgery-free!

Moreover, Ortho-K slows or halts eye elongation in children and teens, which radically reduces the risk of myopia progression!

Children and adults with myopia can use Ortho-K lenses to reshape the cornea. Simply insert at night before going to bed and remove them in the morning to see clearly.


Here's How Ortho-K Works

  • Worn While You Sleep

    Insert these custom-designed gas permeable lenses at night before going to bed.

  • Change the Shape of the Cornea

    Ortho-K lenses reshape your cornea overnight so you can see clearly the following day!

  • Enjoy Clear Vision the Next Day

    Remove the lenses in the morning and see clearly during the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

  • Slow Myopia Progression

    Ortho-K slows myopia progression in children as young as 8. This lowers their risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachment later in life.


Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

Slows myopia progression

Experience 20/20 vision all day

Perfect for people who engage in individual or team sports


What to Expect From Your Ortho-K Consultation

  • Meet With Your Eye Doctor

    Talk to an eye care professional who will answer your questions about Ortho-K lenses. Our talented and caring optometrists are trained to work with children and adults and can address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Ortho-K Eye Exam

    We'll discuss your family's medical history and perform a thorough eye exam to detect myopia and other vision problems you may have.

  • Results & Treatment Plan

    We will inform you of your eye exam results, risk factors, and expected Ortho-K outcomes. The eye doctor at Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky in Sandusky will outline a customized Ortho-K plan if you wish to proceed with the treatment.


Ortho-K FAQs

Am I a candidate for Ortho-K?

Most people with mild to moderate myopia, with mild astigmatism and some cases of presbyopia are good candidates for Ortho-K. Children over the age of 8 and young adults who want to be free of glasses and contacts but who are not good candidates for refractive surgery due to age or other reasons (i.e., severe dry eyes, high costs, health risks) often are good candidates. Those who lead active lifestyles and who participate in contact sports also benefit from Ortho-K.

Can I use Ortho-K if I have astigmatism?

Our practice has seen fantastic results in patients with mild astigmatism, but high astigmatism is normally more complex in the design and fit. We can design a mold for your specific cornea, but it will depend on the individual case. An in-person consultation and eye evaluation at Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky in Sandusky will allow us to better determine whether it's feasible.

How long does it take for Ortho-K to work?

Our patients consistently report improved vision after using Ortho-K. Some patients can experience perfect vision after a day or two of overnight Ortho-K. But higher prescriptions can take 2 or more weeks for maximum correction. Keep in mind that the refractive state regresses to pretreatment levels once the lens is no longer worn.

Can I use Ortho-K lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Ortho-K lenses don't aggravate dry eyes, since tear evaporation, a main cause of dry eye, doesn't occur when the eyes are closed during sleep. However, those with severe dry eyes may apply artificial tears or other drops before inserting Ortho-K lenses at night. Dry eyes resulting from arthritis or collagen-vascular disease may interfere with this treatment, but this can be determined during the eye doctor's assessment.

Does Ortho-K Hurt?

Ortho-K lenses do not hurt and should not hurt. Certain people may feel a slight foreign body sensation, but with time, the eyes become [desensitized] to the lenses.

Patient Reviews
- Sep. 15, 2023
They saw us promptly, we had no issues with my daughter's appointment. The optometrist made my 4 y.o... daughter very comfortable and was sweet to her. Needless to say she's excited to come again for her checkup next year ๐Ÿ‘ They have a cute kids area and not to mention, they're in town Sandusky so they're easily accessible. Bonus that the staff is very friendly.
- Mar. 27, 2023
What a wonderful place! There was some confusion about my appointment when I showed up but they man... aged to squeeze me in for an eye exam. I don't remember the staffs names but the lady who checked me in was so extremely helpful and nice... the staff member I had that did all the testing before I saw the actual eye doctor was so very nice and accommodating, 3xs she got me a glass of water during my visit, she went above and beyond... the eye doctor I saw was very polite and had a wonderful personality, shook my hand right when he came in the room, I appreciate a doctor of any kind who actually can communicate in layman's terms and talks TO you and not AT you. My last task while there was picking out new frames and the lady who helped me was just as nice and polite as everyone else I encountered... everyone was polite and down to earth...I have Caresource insurance and many doctors offices treat you like a 2nd rate citizen the second they know you have Caresource or any state provided insurance... that did not happen here and they have no idea how much that is truly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend them based on my visit today.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Staff was very professional and nice. Had a thorough eye exam and eye glasses made. Very happy with ... my new glasses. The HD lenses are crystal clear.
- Dec. 09, 2022
So impressed with my first appointment! This team is incredibly knowledgeable and up-to-date on wha... t's going on in the eye care field. The customer care was outstanding. Dr. Hicks is SO impressive! They give you the time you need - I didn't feel like they simply "processed" me. I highly recommend these professionals!
- Sep. 28, 2021
Staff are friendly and helpful, optometrists are knowledgeable and thorough.

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Ortho-K Lenses in Sandusky

Our optometry practice in Sandusky

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna

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Want To See Clearly Without Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Or Want to Slow Your Child's Myopia Progression?

(419) 626-0272