Ortho-K lenses

Discover natural vision with Ortho-K lenses

Ortho-K contact lenses are worn at night when sleeping and have the ability to provide clear vision during the day without glasses or contact lenses. Ortho-K lenses are suited to people who are short-sighted (4.50D or less). The Ortho-K technology we use is only available from a handful of highly-skilled optometrists.

Why choose Ortho-K lenses?

A smart alternative

Ortho-K contacts offer the same visual correction as laser surgery, without any invasive procedure. And unlike surgery, any changes to your vision can be reversed, as your eyes will always return to normal.

Freedom and Comfort

Not only do Ortho-K contacts provide visual freedom but comfort as well. With no contact lenses during the day your eyes can breathe and create moisture naturally. Ortho-K lenses in childhood can also be used to control the amount of short sightedness your child takes into adulthood.

Great for children

They are also suitable for children, and can be fitted as soon as they are considered mature enough for contact lenses. Children as young as 5 are wearing Ortho-K contacts and enjoying a childhood free from glasses. Parents can have total peace of mind - supervising the lens handling and sending them off to school knowing their vision is corrected all day long.

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How Ortho-K lenses work

Being fitted with Ortho-K contact lenses is very similar to conventional lenses. Your optometrist uses a corneal topographer to take a scan of the eye, which is then used to design tailor-made contact lenses. Through a series of appointments, your optometrist will complete the fitting process and show you how to look after your lenses.

After the first night, your vision will already be partly corrected and over the next few days it will keep improving. In just one week your vision will be fully corrected and stable all day long. Once you are fitted with Ortho-K lenses, we suggest a return visit every 6 months for check-ups. You will also receive new lenses every year.

Ortho-K lenses are available from our Gordon St, Glasgow and Frederick St, Edinburgh practices.

How much will it cost?

A successful fitting of Ortho-K lenses is a 3 step process with different costs at each stage.

STEP 1 - Initial assessment

The appointment lasts 30 minutes and the cost of the initial assessment is £50.

If your prescription fits the criteria, your optometrist with take computerised maps using a Corneal Topographer to find out if you are a suitable candidate for Ortho-K lenses. 

STEP 2 - Full fitting

Your first ‘collection’ appointment lasts 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute visit the following morning. Checks thereafter will last no longer than 15 minutes. The cost of the full fitting is £150.

If you are a suitable candidate for nocturnal lenses a full fitting is required. The large majority of patients are successful with the first pair of lenses, but it may take an additional appointment to get things right. At the collection we’ll also teach you about wear and care of your lenses.

STEP 3 - Direct debit set up

The monthly DD for all nocturnal lenses patients is £30.

Once we have a successful fitting, you’ll be required to sign up to a monthly direct debit. This includes annual replacement of lenses, solution for cleaning the lenses and a 6 monthly check.

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