Overnight Orthokeratology for Myopia in Kids

Introduction: Myopia, or nearsightedness, has become increasingly prevalent among children, impacting their vision and overall eye health. As parents, it's crucial to explore effective options for managing myopia in order to provide our children with the best possible vision correction and long-term eye care. In this comprehensive blog post, we will explore the incredible benefits of Overnight Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) for kids, and why Park Slope Family Eye Care recommends it as a revolutionary solution for myopia.

Understanding Overnight Orthokeratology: Overnight Orthokeratology is a non-surgical approach to myopia management that involves wearing specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses while sleeping. These lenses gently reshape the cornea, resulting in clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or traditional contact lenses.

Why Park Slope Family Eye Care Recommends Overnight Orthokeratology for Kids:

  1. Effective Myopia Control: Research has indicated that Ortho-K lenses may help slow down the progression of myopia in children. By reshaping the cornea, these lenses correct refractive errors and potentially reduce the elongation of the eyeball, a common cause of myopia progression.

  2. Improved Visual Acuity and Quality of Life: With Overnight Orthokeratology, children experience clear vision throughout the day, enhancing their academic performance, participation in sports, and overall quality of life. They no longer need to worry about wearing glasses or daytime contact lenses, allowing them to fully engage in activities without visual hindrances.

  3. Sports Performance and Safety: For kids involved in sports and outdoor activities, wearing glasses or traditional contact lenses can be inconvenient and potentially risky. Ortho-K lenses offer clear vision without the need for daytime eyewear, ensuring a wider field of view and freedom of movement, thereby enhancing sports performance and safety.

  4. Convenience and Simplicity: Park Slope Family Eye Care understands the importance of convenience for busy families. Overnight Orthokeratology provides a simple solution as children only need to wear the lenses overnight while they sleep. There’s no need to worry about glasses or daytime contact lenses, making it a hassle-free option that fits seamlessly into a child’s routine.

  5. Expert Care and Monitoring: At Park Slope Family Eye Care, our experienced optometrists specialize in Overnight Orthokeratology for kids. We provide thorough eye examinations, lens fittings, and ongoing monitoring to ensure optimal results and your child’s safety throughout the process.


Overnight Orthokeratology has revolutionized the management of myopia in children, offering effective vision correction and potential myopia control benefits. At Park Slope Family Eye Care, we understand the importance of providing innovative solutions that improve your child’s vision and overall eye health. Consult with our expert optometrists to determine if Overnight Orthokeratology is the right choice for your child’s myopia management. Together, let’s help your child achieve clear vision, improved performance, and a brighter future.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional advice from an optometrist. Consult with an eye care professional at Park Slope Family Eye Care for personalized recommendations and guidance specific to your child’s vision needs.