What are the best contacts for dry eyes?
Many patients with dry eyes do well with Ortho-K. Since you are wearing the lenses only while sleeping, the closed eye state minimizes evaporation loss of tears and can give dry-eye patients improved vision without compromising the ocular surface. Many dry eye patients are more comfortable during their waking hours with Ortho-K versus soft or gas permeable contact lenses. Only your eye care professional can determine if you are an Ortho-K candidate.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Orthokeratology?
Most people with mild to moderate myopia (with or without mild astigmatism) are good candidates for Ortho-K.
Because the corneal reshaping effect is temporary, little risk is involved, and you can discontinue wearing the lenses at any time — provided you are willing to start wearing glasses or contacts again when your myopia returns!
Children and young adults who want to be glasses-free but are too young for LASIK or are not good candidates for refractive surgery for other reasons (dry eyes, for example) often are good candidates for Ortho-K. People who participate in contact sports or work in dusty environments that can pose problems for contact lens wear also can be good candidates.