Wake up to clear vision with Ortho-K lenses
Dr. Cari Cannon is a certified Orthokeratology specialist.
What are Ortho-K lenses?
FDA approved in 2002, Ortho-K lenses are custom made contact lenses that are worn while you sleep. The lenses gently reshape your eyes, correcting your vision during the night and when they are removed in the morning, you are able to see clearly and comfortably for the entire day.
What are the benefits?
- Removes the need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day
- Excellent non-surgical pathway to clear vision
- Treatment is completely reversible
- Slows down the progression of nearsightedness in children
- An alternative for contact lens patients who suffer from dry eye
- Ideal for people with an active lifestyle—no more broken glasses or lost contacts at inconvenient times
How do I get started?
Call 617-323-0200 or complete our form to schedule an appointment to find out if Ortho-K lenses are right for you.
What our Patients Say
As a mother of 14-year-old twins with increased prescription on their glasses every year, the idea of Ortho-K convinced me from the beginning. It is so much more comfortable not to wear glasses during the day and I am now able to see my twin sons beautiful eyes. My experience with Ortho-K has been incredible, I just wish that I was a candidate too.
One of my twins says Ortho-K is amazing and he keeps recommending his friends to try it.
My other twin says “Ortho-K has changed my life a lot. I used to have glasses, but now I don’t need them. Ortho-K is more convenient than glasses and contacts, you only need to wear them at night and see during the day perfectly. Also, you don’t have to worry about your eyes being irritated by the contacts. I like them a lot; I can finally go swimming and be able to see. Ortho-K has changed my life forever.”
I am a 16-year-old Junior at the Dexter School, and I have been using Ortho-K since my Freshman Year. I must admit that I love it. It is so much more convenient than regular contact lenses. First of all, it is just as simple to use as normal contact lenses, except you wear them at night, not during the day. This is the biggest advantage of Ortho-K to me since I don’t have to worry about my lenses drying out, or worse, losing them during the day. Ortho-K lenses adjust your eyes during the night, so you don’t have to wear anything during the day. They work really well, and my eyesight has been great even with only a few hours of sleep. Another advantage is that they don’t degrade your eyes like my previous contact lenses did. My eyesight without them has actually gotten a bit better (though not enough that I don’t need them). Really the only downside is if you have very irregular sleep patterns or sometimes just don’t go to sleep. I would recommend these lenses to anyone currently wearing normal contact lenses.
I’ve been an Ortho-K user for almost three years. Prior to that, I was a hard contact lens wearer for almost 30 years. Otho-K has freed me from the inconvenience of wearing glasses or contact lenses all day. I can read, drive and work without worry. I love the freedom Ortho-K has provided me. I’m sold on this method as the best vision solution for me.