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It’s hard to believe we’re already in graduation season, and summer is just about here. Congrats to all the grads in the NRV. It’s a great time of year to be outside, looking at real things vs cell phones. If you have young children, be sure they’re outside at least two hours a day. Research shows the more time outside the later myopia (nearsightedness) tends to develop. We’ll discuss this, and other fascinating info at our Myopia Control Open House on Wed, Sept 13th at 5:00 pm. Mark your calendars. When you are outside this summer, protect your skin and protect your eyes: wear a cap or sunglasses!!
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We specialize in Contact Lenses, from the latest in One Day technology to complex fits involving scleral and hybrid lenses for eye disease or post surgical care, and now featuring Orthokeratolgy (OK for short, ok?). Orthokeratology is a procedure which can provide clear and comfortable, correction-free daytime vision through the use of special rigid lenses while sleeping. It may even slow down the increase in nearsightedness in children.
Out Optical features top lens and eyeglass designer frame brands including Crizal Anti-Reflection and Transitions lenses; Silhouette, Kate Spade, Guess, and Flexon eyewear; and the whole family of Alcon-Ciba contact lenses, among other hi-tech and top quality lines.
Q&A with Dr. J
Dr. Steve Jacobs Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What exactly is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology is a process involving the wearing of specifically designed rigid lenses while sleeping to mold and temporarily change the shape of the front of the eye.
It is an FDA approved procedure which allows appropriate individuals to go through the day seeing clearly without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
This can be effective for kids as well as adults and is a wonderful option for those with active lifestyles.
What really neat, though, is that research shows it can slow nearsightedness by half during the childhood years when it is most likely to develop and progress. This, in turn, may decrease the likelihood of a number of eye diseases later in life.