Corneal Refractive Therapy Wayzata MN - Art of Optiks
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Enhanced Vision With No Surgery Required

Corneal Refractive Therapy can improve your quality of life, offering an alternative to LASIK that slowly improves your vision at night while you sleep. This procedure is possible for patients of all ages and is not permanent – meaning you have the freedom to transition back to traditional eyewear later or get LASIK. Our Wayzata clinic doctors want you to be comfortable, as they know how important vision is for daily life and activities. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our Wayzata doctors if you’re interested in Corneal Refractive Therapy.

After becoming familiar with your eyes and lifestyle, our doctors can help you choose the proper vision solution for your lifestyle. We want to provide you with the best Corneal Refractive consultations and services at Art of Optiks Wayzata. By providing every patient with an informative and pleasant experience, our friendly Wayzata doctors will be able to meet all your needs while you feel comfortable with the process. Thanks to our extensive years in the eyecare industry, Art of Optiks is your best choice for Corneal Refractive Therapy in Wayzata.

What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

Corneal Refractive Therapy or Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a technology used by eye doctors to change a patient’s prescription without performing surgery on the eye(s). This technology is commonly used to correct myopia or nearsightedness, and in some instances, astigmatism. Our Wayzata eye doctors ask patients to wear rigid, gas permeable contact lenses at night to slowly reshape the cornea over time. Upon waking, the lenses can be removed, and you will be able to see clearly. Contacts or glasses will no longer be necessary during the day. The Art of Optiks Wayzata doctors can decide if you’re an eligible candidate during a comprehensive eye exam. They can also identify which type of corneal reshaping lenses are the best fit for you.

Children and Teenagers

Vision can change quickly, especially among people who wear glasses at a young age. Parents often express concern that their children will need stronger prescriptions because their vision continues to change. Corneal Refractive Therapy can be an excellent treatment option for kids to help slow or prevent the progression of nearsightedness or myopia. Children who use this treatment have experienced less vision decline than those who wear contact lenses or glasses instead.

One big reason Corneal Refractive Therapy is so great for kids and teens is that it can help them with vision during school and activities, like sports. Our Wayzata eye doctors encourage the use of Corneal Refractive Therapy for teenagers who play contact sports and kids who have trouble seeing the board at school. For children and teens to thrive, they must have the proper vision. Corneal Refractive Therapy can be a great alternative to glasses or contacts in these cases.

Adults

Many adults enjoy an active lifestyle and activities that are not conducive to traditional forms of eyewear. Corneal Refractive Therapy has the power to eliminate the need for conventional eyewear in adults so that you don’t have to worry about glasses or contacts. Adults who engage in this kind of therapy can enjoy golfing, skiing, biking, or swimming without having to worry about eyewear getting in the way or falling out. Anyone who works in a dirty or dusty environment can also benefit from Corneal Refractive Therapy. Additionally, people who suffer from dry eye, allergies, and some other conditions are great candidates because this therapy can relieve irritations. Give us a call at our Wayzata eye clinic to learn more about how Corneal Refractive Therapy can help you live your best life while caring for your vision needs.

What to Expect

Once our Wayzata doctors determine you’re a good fit for Corneal Refractive Therapy, a corneal topographer will be used to measure the curvatures of your corneas. The procedure only takes a few minutes and won’t cause you any pain. By creating this topographical map, our doctors can have custom lenses designed for your eyes. You may need a series of up to three lenses in some cases to reach the desired prescription. When you first start wearing the lenses before bed, you may notice them in your eyes. After some time, they will be more comfortable and you won’t even notice they’re there.

Benefits

Aside from no longer having to worry about wearing traditional glasses or contacts during the daytime hours, there are many other benefits that our patients have shared with us in regard to Corneal Refractive Therapy:

Improved Image Sharpness and Clarity

Corneal Refractive Therapy lenses are designed to modify your corneas by flattening the irregular curves. Upon doing this, the light rays that enter your eyes will be more evenly distributed, resulting in sharper images and clarity.

Feeling of Normalcy

The Ortho-K lenses only have to be worn at night while you sleep, meaning you don’t have to worry about traditional eyewear anymore. You can go about your day with improved vision and an increased feeling of normalcy.

Instantaneous Effects

After the first night of wearing the Ortho-K lenses, you will notice improved vision. Corneal Refractive Therapy results are not permanent, meaning you can stop using the lenses if you want to transition back to traditional eyewear or get LASIK in the future.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Your quality of life will be improved with Corneal Refractive Therapy, as this procedure is very low risk compared to other corrective methods. You can maintain your overall health, accomplish daily tasks more efficiently, and see the world clearly.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Our Wayzata eye doctors will be able to decide if you’re a good fit for Corneal Refractive Therapy during your annual comprehensive eye exam or pediatric eye exam. Candidates must already rely on glasses or contact lenses in their daily lives and have healthy eyes to be considered. Corneal Refractive Therapy is an excellent solution for anyone with an active lifestyle, those who engage in contact sports, and anyone working in a dusty environment. Unlike LASIK, the effects of corneal reshaping are temporary and carry minimal risk. Candidates who decide to try Corneal Refractive Therapy can always stop wearing the lenses if they’d prefer to transition back to contacts or glasses.

Wayzata Location + Doctors

Art of Optiks Wayzata is proud to have award-winning doctors passionate about ensuring each patient has the best care and experience. At our Wayzata eye clinic, the patients are always our top priority. We want patients to feel knowledgeable about their vision and optical conditions, which is why we educate our patients during the process. That way, everyone is comfortable and informed. Our doctors at Art of Optiks Wayzata are happy to provide excellent customer experiences to everyone who visits the clinic. 

Art of Optiks Wayzata is located in downtown Wayzata along the waterfront of Lake Minnetonka. Parking is available on the street, in the lot on Superior Boulevard and East Lake Street, and the new municipal parking ramp located directly behind Art of Optiks on Mill Street. Our doctors Timothy Haupert and Victoria Whitman operate out of both Wayzata and Edina and will be happy to serve your visual needs.