Orthokeratology Melbourne

Forget glasses. Correct your vision while you sleep.

Experience the transformative power of Orthokeratology at Vision Camberwell, your trusted ortho-k optometrist in Melbourne.

Say goodbye to glasses and daytime contact lenses as you explore the convenient and non-surgical alternative that corrects your vision while you sleep.

Unlock the freedom and clarity you deserve with Orthokeratology (OrthoK) at Vision Camberwell.

What is orthokeratology (ortho k)?

Orthokeratology Fig.1 No Lens


Orthokeratology Fig.2 Lens Fitted


Orthokeratology Fig.3 Overnight Wear


Orthokeratology Fig.4 Lens Removed


Orthokeratology, also known as OrthoK, is an innovative, non-surgical method of vision correction.

This unique treatment involves the use of custom-designed, corneal reshaping lenses worn overnight, eliminating the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

OrthoK is a versatile treatment method, successfully used to correct short-sightedness, astigmatism, and Vision Camberwell is one of the few places that can correct long-sightedness with OrthoK.

Orthokeratology vs LASIK

OrthoK and LASIK both aim to improve vision, but they differ significantly in their approach. Unlike LASIK, which is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the eye’s structure, OrthoK is completely non-surgical and reversible. It works by gently reshaping the cornea using specially designed contact lenses that are worn during sleep.

These differences make OrthoK a preferred option for those who prefer a non-invasive solution or are not suitable candidates for surgery.

How does Ortho-K work?

Our overnight orthokeratology contact lenses work by the patient wearing the contact lenses to sleep, and the lenses reshape your cornea as you sleep, allowing for clear, corrected vision during the day. The procedure is entirely non-invasive, adjustable & can be stopped at any time.

Ortho-K for Myopia Control

Our ortho-k myopia control contact lenses work by temporarily reshaping the cornea overnight, correcting myopia (nearsightedness) without the need for daytime corrective eyewear. The lenses gently flatten the central cornea while you sleep, altering how light is focused onto the retina. Upon waking, the cornea retains its reshaped state, providing clear vision throughout the day.

Ortho-K lenses offer a non-surgical alternative to traditional glasses or daytime contact lenses, making them particularly popular among active individuals who prefer freedom from corrective eyewear during waking hours.

What to expect at my ortho-k optometrist appointment?

Here’s what the process looks like in four simple steps:

  • Eye Assessment: OrthoK treatment starts with an initial consultation where your eyes will be assessed for suitability.
  • Receive Custom Made Lenses: If you qualify for OrthoK, custom lenses will be designed specifically for your eyes.
  • Learn How To Use Your OrthoK Lenses: You’ll be guided on how to use and care for the lenses, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness.
  • Rapid Vision Improvement: Typically, improvements in vision can be noticed after just three nights of lens wear, with optimal vision achieved within one to two weeks.

Orthokeratology Melbourne – FAQs

Are ortho-k lenses suitable for kids?

Yes, our ortho-k lenses are suitable for kids as young as five years old. Book a consultation with one of our optometrists to discuss options for your child’s eye care needs.

How often do I need to replace ortho-k lenses?

Ortho-k lenses typically need replacing every one to two years, but it is dependent on the type of lens. Contact us for more information about ortho-k lens replacements.

Who is a suitable candidate for OrthoK?

Ortho-K for adults offers an effective solution for addressing myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), and astigmatism. Whilst Ortho-K is mostly for adults, it is also suitable for children as young as 5 years old. Our expert optometrists conduct thorough consultations to assess whether Ortho-K is the appropriate treatment option for your vision needs.

How long does it take for OrthoK to work?

Typically, improvements in vision can be noticed after a couple of nights of lens wear. Optimal vision is often achieved within one to two weeks.

Is OrthoK safe?

Yes, OrthoK is a safe, non-surgical approach to vision correction when supervised by our trained professionals. However, like all contact lens use, good hygiene practices are essential to avoid infections.

Is the effect of OrthoK permanent?

No, the vision-correcting effects of OrthoK are not permanent. If you stop wearing the lenses, your cornea will gradually return to its original shape, and your vision will revert to its previous state.

What's the difference between OrthoK and LASIK?

Both OrthoK and LASIK aim to correct vision, but in different ways. LASIK is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the structure of the eye, while OrthoK is a non-surgical, reversible process that involves reshaping the cornea using specially designed contact lenses worn during sleep.

Next steps in your ortho k lens treatment

It’s time to take the next steps towards improving your vision.  

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Schedule a Consultation: Contact Vision Camberwell to schedule a consultation. Our ortho k optometrists will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss your concerns, and recommend appropriate treatment options including your suitability.
  2. Ask Questions: During your consultation, feel free to ask any questions you may have. Our ortho k lens optometrists are industry leaders, and are here to address your concerns and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your vision and eye health.
  3. Follow the Treatment Plan: After your consultation, your optometrist will develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. It is essential to follow the recommended treatment plan diligently. This will include wearing custom designed contact lenses, attending regular follow-up appointments, and adopting certain lifestyle adjustments.
  4. Attend Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments are crucial for monitoring your progress and making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. These appointments allow our optometrists to assess the effectiveness of the treatment and address any concerns or questions you may have.
  5. Maintain Good Eye Health Practices: Alongside the prescribed treatment, it is important to maintain good overall eye health. Protect your eyes from excessive UV exposure by wearing sunglasses and using protective eyewear when necessary. Follow proper eye hygiene practices, such as avoiding rubbing your eyes and keeping them clean. Additionally, maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated.
  6. Contact Vision Camberwell for Support: If you have any questions, concerns, or experience changes in your symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to Vision Camberwell. Our team of optometrists are dedicated to providing ongoing support and guidance throughout your OrthoK treatment journey.