Orthokeratology Lenses

Danker Laboratories manufacturers a wide variety of RGP orthokeratology lenses (also known as "Reverse Geometry" or "Corneal Reshaping" Lenses) according to the custom specifications and demanding standards of orthokeratology practitioners in the United States and abroad.

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a nonsurgical therapy that uses specially-designed RGP contact lenses to reduce or eliminate myopia by temporarily altering the shape of the cornea. 

This procedure is used to improve unaided visual acuity (UVA) by reducing refractive errors caused by the naturally irregular corneas of myopic patients.

OrthoK is favored by many patients over LASIK and other types of corneal surgery because it is noninvasive and reversible.

What is the current state of the art?

Significant advancements have been made in the science and practice of orthokeratology since it was introduced in the early 1960's.  Early OrthoK utilized a series of progressively flatter lenses to achieve a gradual series of corneal changes.  Today, with the advent of advanced corneal topographic technology and precision computer-assisted contact lens lathes, OrthoK practitioners are able to reach acuity correction that once required multiple lenses, months of therapy and frequent patient refits and follow-up sessions.

How can I incorporate OrthoK into my current practice? 

The latest OrthoK techniques, often referred to as "Accelerated OrthoK", are an exciting development in the field of RGP contact lens fitting.  Many practitioners offer OrthoK therapy to their patients as an alternative to LASIK and other corneal surgical procedures.

To those practitioners who are experienced in the practice of OrthoK, Danker Laboratories provides quality lens manufacturing services.  Our experienced staff can manufacture OrthoK lenses according to the most exacting practitioner-specified standards.

For those practitioners who are new to OrthoK and are interested in incorporating OrthoK into their practice, please contact Danker Laboratories at (800) 237-9641 or email us at kevinhing@dankerlabs.com.  We are pleased to provide introductions to prominent members of the Orthokeratology community.

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