Welcome to COVE Orthokeratology – Reshaping Vision Overnight
Experience the future of vision correction with our expert team at Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare (COVE), now including the dedicated expertise of Dr. Kayli Dennis alongside Dr. Karres and Dr. Keller.
Discover Orthokeratology at COVE: A Transformational Four-Step Process
Initial Examination: Our skilled optometrists employ specialized topography to map your cornea’s unique surface, ascertain your uncorrected glasses prescription, and assess your overall eye health. During this consultation, we outline the expectations of orthokeratology and collaboratively determine your vision goals. This comprehensive evaluation typically takes about 30 minutes and is complimentary, without any obligation.
Custom Design: Our doctors meticulously determine personalized lenses using the insights from your examination and consultation. The design specifics are forwarded to a specialized lens laboratory, where your lenses are expertly created within approximately one week.
Dispensing and Training: Our team provides in-depth training for the proper application and removal of lenses. We offer a range of techniques to support even the most apprehensive wearers in achieving success with their ortho-k treatment. Many individuals experience significant vision improvement after just one night of wear.
Ongoing Evaluation: Patients typically have follow-up visits at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. These sessions involve assessing treatment progress, eye health, and troubleshooting any potential issues. If acceptable vision correction is not as achieved, adjustments to the lens design may be made. All visits and lenses are included in the first year’s fees.
During the initial phase of treatment, candidates may continue to wear disposable soft lenses or their existing glasses during the day as their eyes adjust. Upon completion of the initial phase, only the prescribed overnight lenses need to be worn. Some candidates may experience mild side effects such as glare or halos around bright lights. Proper eye and lens care are crucial to avoid the risk of infection, emphasizing the importance of good hygiene and routine follow-up appointments.
Why Choose Ortho-k for Adults and Children?
For adults with myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, or presbyopia, orthokeratology offers an excellent alternative to glasses or traditional contact lenses, especially for active lifestyles or those averse to surgical procedures. Additionally, for children, numerous studies have demonstrated that ortho-k is a safe and effective method to slow myopic progression. This can be pivotal in reducing the risk of severe eye conditions in the future.
Costs of Ortho-k
Certain vision insurance companies may assist with the cost of ortho-k and we can go over your benefits before scheduling an appointment.. However, costs can vary based on your unique prescription. Typically, the complete package including two lenses and appointments can range from $750 to $2000.
Am I a Candidate for Ortho-k?
If you’re a child with progressing myopia or an adult dealing with myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, or presbyopia, orthokeratology could very likely be the solution for you. It’s an excellent alternative for those seeking clear vision without glasses or contacts and aren’t keen on surgical interventions like LASIK.
Should you have any questions or concerns about ortho-k, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us at Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare. Our team, led by Dr. Karres, Dr. Keller, and Dr. Dennis, will assess your candidacy, discuss costs, and highlight the benefits and risks of the process.