Orthokeratology is a new type of myopia correction technology, which can effectively control the development of myopia, and only needs to be worn at night to avoid the trouble of wearing glasses in daily life, so it is welcomed by many friends.
However, the fit is always relative. For some people, the orthokeratology lens may be a “weapon” for correcting myopia, but it may not be suitable for others, bringing additional risks. So who is suitable for orthokeratology?
Who is suitable for use?
Myopia is growing rapidly in minors. The minor's body is still in the development stage, and the eye axis will grow with the development of the body. Each 1mm increase of the eye axis will increase myopia by 300 degrees, so the degree of myopia of the minor will show a certain degree of natural growth. Studies have shown that orthokeratology can control and delay the progression of myopia, so it is especially suitable for minors with rapid myopia growth.
Adults who do not want to wear glasses and are not willing to undergo myopia surgery. The orthokeratology lens is easy to use. It only needs to be worn during sleep at night and does not need to wear glasses during the day. Therefore, it is another reliable "picking" solution for adults except for myopia surgery.
Who can't use it?
Under 8 years of age. Eye development is not perfect before the age of 8 years. Wearing a corneal orthopedic lens prematurely can cause damage to children's eyes. At the same time, children before the age of 8 have poor self-care ability, and it is difficult to use the orthokeratology lens to ensure operating standards and cleanliness, which may bring additional risks.
Myopia exceeds 600 degrees, or astigmatism exceeds 150 degrees. In order to ensure the safety of use, the industry stipulates that the correction range of orthokeratology lens is within 600 degrees and astigmatism is within 150 degrees. Patients with myopic astigmatism outside the range are not allowed to be fitted.
Eye conditions were abnormal and did not meet relevant fitting indicators. The orthokeratology lens has a strict and standardized fitting process. If the eye conditions are found to be abnormal during the fitting inspection, it is also not suitable for wearing the orthokeratology lens.
However, the above is only a preliminary judgment on whether or not to wear a corneal orthokeratology. Whether or not a corneal orthokeratology can be chosen to help correct myopia requires more detailed inspection. Aier Ophthalmology is the country's first batch of orthokeratology safety monitoring sentinel units, shouldering the task of promoting and guiding the use of orthokeratology lenses. Currently, more than one million myopic eyes have been equipped with orthokeratology lenses.
Aier Ophthalmology is a global chain of ophthalmology, covering three continents in Asia, the United States and Europe. There are more than 300 Aier ophthalmology hospitals in China. Inspection and review are more convenient.