Wink Eyecare Boutique

Clear Daytime Vision with Ortho-K Nighttime Lenses

Want to get rid of daytime glasses or contact lenses without surgery? Orthok/ Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is the answer! Sleep with lenses and spend the day without corrective eyewear.


Potomac, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/20/2016 -- Ortho-k, also called Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), is the latest, effective way to obtain sharp vision without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. Dr. Rachel Cohn, the experienced, professional optometrist at Wink Eyecare Boutique, now offers this revolutionary service in their modern Rockville office. Everyone who has mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness) can generally benefit from ortho-k. Dr. Cohn encourages patients to visit and learn more about CRT vision shaping.

With ortho-k, specialized, rigid gas permeable contact lenses are inserted at bedtime and worn overnight. These lenses reshape the cornea temporarily, thereby resolving any refractive error that is causing nearsightedness. In the morning, the ortho-k lenses are removed, yet clear vision will remain throughout the day. The effects of CRT typically last one to two days, so the lenses must be inserted nightly.

Healthy eyes are the main criteria for vision shaping, regardless of age. Many people who do not qualify for LASIK or other refractive surgery may be suitable for CRT. Before fitting a patient with ortho-k lenses, Dr. Cohn will perform a thorough eye exam to assess ocular health and visual requirements. Patients are invited to contact Wink Eyecare Boutique for an appointment to determine their candidacy for vision shaping. Many patients have already been fitted expertly with ortho-k lenses in this popular Rockville optometry practice.

Ortho-k is ideal for anyone who wants the benefits of crisp vision without wearing eyeglasses, daytime contact lenses or having laser refractive surgery. Outdoor and sports enthusiasts are great fans of ortho-k, as it enables clear eyesight without the inconvenience of eyewear. People who work in dusty or dry environments also appreciate CRT for alleviating the annoying symptoms often caused by wearing contact lenses.

To find the perfect fit, a series of visits and a number of trial lenses are typically required when beginning CRT. The entire process is totally painless and done efficiently at our Vision Center near Rockville. Improvement in visual acuity is commonly reported by CRT patients immediately after beginning. Yet the full, extraordinary impact of vision shaping generally takes a few weeks to be experienced. Although normal hard contact lenses developed a bad reputation for being uncomfortable, ortho-k lenses are only worn while sleeping, so patients do not detect their presence. Side effects are usually minor and disappear rapidly, such as seeing glare or halos around lights.

Dr. Cohn warmly welcomes all patients, new and returning, to get started with ortho-k lenses at Wink Eyecare Boutique, in Rockville, MD.

About Wink Eyecare Boutique
Providing eye care services including eye exams, contact lens fittings, eye disease treatment and much more, to Rockville and Potomac area patients. We have an extensive eye care boutique with designer frames and eyeglasses for all lifestyles.