GP Specialists FDA* Approved Corneal REFRACTIVE THERAPY Orthokeratology Lenses
GP Specialists’ contact lenses for corneal refractive therapy were FDA approved in the Spring of 2002.* Lenses may be worn for night therapy with normal cleaning and disinfecting upon removal as recommended by the eye care practitioner. GP Specialists has been manufacturing and advancing Ortho-k lens design technology for nearly 20 years. This industry experience has lead to the development of a simplified patient fitting process and an enhanced patient experience.
GP Specialists’ Corneal Reshaping Lenses Unique formulated designs will apply gentle pressure on the tear layer decreasing the center thickness of the cornea. If the treatment is discontinued the process is reversed.
There is no age restriction. Ortho-k contact lenses are safe, effective, predictable and reversible.
OrTHO-K Corneal Refractive THERAPY Lenses are Life Changing
Advanced 21st century manufacturing technology with advanced Ortho-k designs have led to improved Ortho-K lens performance. The initial myopia correction process that once took weeks to achieve now may be accomplished in a very short time. Patients with lower degrees of myopia may be corrected overnight. Higher degrees of myopia maybe corrected within a week.
The goal is to correct Myopia and improve vision for the life-style choice of your patient. Enhanced vision provides freedom and confidence for daily activity.
- Orthokeratology lenses gently shapes and molds the front of the cornea safely
- Ortho-k contact lenses have Predictable Results
- Assures health and comfort for the cornea
- No dry eye complications from LASIK surgery or daily wear contact lenses
- Improves vision with FDA approved night Ortho-k therapy, state of the art designs for reshaping the cornea.
- No recovery, No healing
- Reversible procedure
- Non-Surgical Procedure
- Improved vision in hours
- No time off work during initial treatment
Transition Reverse Zone is steeper in proportion to the target refraction and the pretreatment central ‘K’.
Control Surface System Aids in positioning on pupil center.
Orthokeratology treatment for use in the reduction of myopic refractive error in non-diseased eyes. GP Specialists Ortho-k lenses use Paragon HDS and Paragon HDS 100 materials as indicated for FDA approved night wear in the corneal reshaping orthokeratology fitting program.
- Acute and sub-acute inflammations or infection of the anterior segment of the eye
- Any eye disease, injury, or abnormality that affects the cornea, conjunctiva or eyelids.
- Severe insufficiency of tears (dry eyes)
- Corneal hypoesthesia (reduced corneal sensitivity)
- Any systemic disease that may affect the eye or be exacerbated by wearing contact lenses.
- Allergy to any ingredient, such as mercury or thimerosal, in a solution which is used to care for contact lenses.
- Any active corneal infection (bacterial, fungal or viral) Eyes become red or irritated.
- GP Specialists’ contact lenses for corneal reshaping orthokeratology are shipped to the practitioner non-sterile.
- Clean and condition prior to use.
When selecting this procedure, keep in mind the continuing ocular health of the patient, and lens performance on the eye should be carefully monitored by the prescribing eye care practitioner.
Every possible complication may not be seen in initial clinical studies.
Ortho-k Patient Selection
- Desire and need for refractive reduction
- No contraindications of wearing contact lenses
- Too young for surgery
- Freedom during sports
- Alternative to surgery
- Alternative to continuous wear
- Alternative to daily wear contact lenses
- Alternative to eye glasses
Predicting ORTHOKERATOLOGY Results
The amount of reduction will depend on:
- – Origional ‘K’ Readings
- – Amount of Myopia
- – Elastic characteristics of the cornea
- – Rigidity factor of the cornea
- – The way the contact lens is fitted
Reduction for any individual patient’s myopia may vary depending on that patient’s corneal variables.
Report Adverse Reactions
All serious adverse experiences and adverse reactions observed in patients wearing or experienced with the lenses should be reported to the manufacturer immediately.
*For complete FDA approved parameters and practitioner designed lenses call 800-889-0379.