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Boston Eye Doctor Discusses Ortho K Lenses for Non-Surgical Vision Correction

Dr. Douglas Haigh and his colleagues at The Nielsen Eye Center now provide Ortho K lenses as a non-surgical vision correction treatment. Dr. Haigh says Ortho K can often help patients suffering from nearsightedness experience less dependence on corrective

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- Dr. Douglas Haigh, a Boston eye doctor, is now fitting patients for Ortho K lenses. This vision correction treatment is designed to help patients comfortably improve their vision and slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). Dr. Haigh explained more details of Ortho K lenses and how they work in a recent blog post on The Nielsen Eye Center website titled, "Boston Eye Center Offers Non-Surgical Vision Treatment Option with Similar Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery." He says Ortho K lenses are worn at night, working to reshape the cornea while one sleeps. Dr. Haigh notes the lenses can be removed after waking up in the morning, which should create near 20/20 vision without the need for glasses or contacts for the rest of the day. He says this treatment can often be utilized as an alternative to LASIK eye surgery or other surgical procedures for those who have nearsighted vision.

Dr. Haigh says Ortho K treatment can be beneficial for adults under 60, children over the age of 6, patients with dry eyes, and patients who are frustrated with regular daily eyeglass and contact lens wear. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 150 million Americans wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, or some form of corrective eyewear to improve their vision. Dr. Haigh notes several reasons why glasses and contacts may not be the best method to correct your vision, including the following:

  • Inconvenient while participating in physical activity, sports, and exercise
  • Irritation and dry eyes
  • Scratches and tears
  • Risk of infection
  • Financial costs

While Ortho K therapy can be a more convenient method of vision correction than glasses or contacts, Dr. Haigh says the benefits need to be maintained. He says the effects of Ortho K typically last between 24 to 48 hours, and they are reversible if use of the lenses are discontinued. However, Dr. Haigh notes that Ortho K can be a great way to reap benefits somewhat similar to LASIK eye surgery without actually having to undergo a surgical procedure. He says Ortho K lenses can be an option for patients who are too young for LASIK or for patients who are not ready to have a laser vision correction procedure.

As with any medical treatment, there are risks associated with Ortho K. Dr. Haigh says the risks are typically minimal, similar to side effects which can be felt by the use of regular daily contact lenses. Many of Dr. Haigh's patients do not experience negative side effects and can wear Ortho K lenses comfortably, he notes. Dr. Haigh recommends those who are interested in Ortho K treatment contact a highly-experienced ophthalmologist or optometrist to inquire about the technique. He says Ortho K lenses can provide great results for patients looking to improve their vision comfortably and conveniently.

About Douglas Haigh, O.D.
Dr. Douglas Haigh studied primary eye care, sports vision, eye disease, cataract surgery, low vision, and specialty contact lens fittings at the New England College of Optometry. He is a member of several prestigious groups, including the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology. He is available for interview upon request.

The practice can be reached online at golasik.net and facebook.com/golasik

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