Eyecare Plus Mermaid Beach Optometrists offer Orthokeratology the latest innovative vision correcting treatment on the Gold Coast.


Want to see clearly without wearing glasses?

Orthokeratology (also known as Ortho-K) is a non-invasive treatment where custom contact lenses are worn overnight to correct your vision. The custom contact lens works by temporarily altering the shape of the cornea enough to produce clear, lasting vision throughout the day without wearing glasses.

How do I know if I am suitable for Ortho-K?

Orthokeratology works best for myopic (short-sighted) people but can also provide correction for those with moderate degrees of hyperopiaastigmatism and early presbyopia.

Do you:

  • Dislike wearing your glasses or reading glasses

  • Play any kind of sport, especially water sports such as swimming or surfing  

  • Enjoy going to the beach  

  • Work in dusty environments, for example coal mines or building and construction  

  • Experience dry eyes in air-conditioned office environments  

  • Feel concerned about the risks of laser surgery (LASIK, PRK etc)  

  • Feel concerned that your myopia (short-sightedness) is progressing  

If you answered yes to any of the above, Ortho-K may be the non-invasive treatment for you. 

Does Ortho-K help with myopia progression?

Studies have shown that Ortho-K is an effective way to slow down myopia (short sightedness) progression in children, teenagers and young adults. If your child is short sighted and you are worried about worsening vision then Ortho-K may be an effective Myopia Control treatment option for them. 

For more information about Ortho-K or to see if you are suitable for the treatment please book an appointment.