Having good eyesight is necessary to excel in sports. Your vision can affect your hand-eye coordination, reflexes and the rest of your performance. This is why eye irregularities are a major problem for athletes and those who have active lifestyles. While using eyeglasses or contact lenses is an effective treatment plan, they can get in the way at times.
Fortunately, Eye and Vision Care offers orthokeratology, or simply “ortho-k.” Here’s why athletes will surely find it the perfect solution to their vision woes:
How Ortho-K Works
Orthokeratology is a non-surgical way to improve your vision without the need for you to use eyeglasses or contact lenses during your waking hours. The process involves wearing the gas-permeable ortho-k molds while you sleep. They are engineered to reshape your cornea, the front part of your eyes, over the night.
Upon waking up, you can then remove the ortho-k lenses and experience better eyesight. The effects of orthokeratology typically last for a whole day so you won’t have to put on your contacts or eyeglasses. We might suggest using the ortho-k molds nightly for your continuous improved visual experience.
Why It’s a Great Option for Those With Active Lifestyles
With the elimination of having to use glasses or contacts, ortho-k makes the ultimate vision correction option for athletes and those with active lifestyles. You don’t have to worry about your glasses breaking in case you get hit by a ball or an opponent tumbles on top of you. You also won’t have to think about how to see clearly in water if you’re into water activities. Orthokeratology also offers stable vision throughout the day and unrestricted peripheral vision. This way, you won’t have any blind spots where your opponent can use against you.
To know if you’re a good candidate for ortho-k, schedule a comprehensive eye exam today. Call us or just fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Fairfax and the surrounding VA communities.