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Mya harris


06/05/2012

Is ortho-k lens effective for people with strong prescription?

I have -6.00 in left eye and -7.00 in the right. I am tired of wearing glasses and would like to try Ortho-k lenses. But I am not sure if it is effective for me.
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  • Lindsay

    06/05/2012

    Unfortunately Ortho-k lenses are not suitable for people with strong prescription. It is most effective for correcting up to -4.00 diopters of myopia and up to -1.50 D of astigmatism. Also people who have poor hygiene, inability to handle the lenses, severe dry eye, inflammations, infections and other problems are not good candidate for Ortho-k lenses.
  • Vanessa george

    06/05/2012

    Ortho-k lenses may not be effective for you if you have relatively strong prescription. Doctors find that people whose prescription is weaker than -4.00 diopters of myopia and -1.50 D of astigmatism can get successful result from wearing Ortho-k lenses.
  • Jen.C

    06/05/2012

    No. Ortho-k lens is not effective for people who have strong prescription. It is only approved for mild to moderate prescription. So if you have strong prescription, you are not a good candidate for Ortho-k lens. You should go for other treatments.
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