Ortho-K Lenses in Aurora

Ortho-K Lenses in Aurora

Correct Your Vision While You Sleep

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Slow Myopia Progression & See Clearly With Overnight Contacts

Ortho-K: a scientifically-proven, safe and effective myopia treatment. Our custom-fit contact lenses gently and temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep.

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Did You Know That Myopia Is Skyrocketing in the US & Canada?

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50% of the global population is expected to be myopic by 2050.

Not only does it cause nearsightedness and make it harder to see far away objects, but myopia is also associated with other conditions, such as: 

  • Retinal atrophy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Higher risk of glaucoma
  • Greater likelihood of retinal detachment
  • Lattice degeneration

That's why it is critical to do something about your myopia right away!


How Orthokeratology Slows Myopia Progression

Imagine waking up every morning with clear and sharp vision. Thanks to these specialty lenses, you don’t have to wear glasses or contacts during the day, and best of all — this treatment is surgery-free!

Moreover, Ortho-K slows or halts eye elongation in children and teens, which radically reduces the risk of myopia progression!

Children and adults with myopia can use Ortho-K lenses to reshape the cornea. Simply insert at night before going to bed and remove them in the morning to see clearly.


Here's How Ortho-K Works

  • Worn While You Sleep

    Insert these custom-designed gas permeable lenses at night before going to bed.

  • Change the Shape of the Cornea

    Ortho-K lenses reshape your cornea overnight so you can see clearly the following day!

  • Enjoy Clear Vision the Next Day

    Remove the lenses in the morning and see clearly during the day, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

  • Slow Myopia Progression

    Ortho-K slows myopia progression in children as young as 8. This lowers their risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachment later in life.


Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

Slows myopia progression

Experience 20/20 vision all day

Perfect for people who engage in individual or team sports


What to Expect From Your Ortho-K Consultation

  • Meet With Your Eye Doctor

    Talk to an eye care professional who will answer your questions about Ortho-K lenses. Our talented and caring optometrists are trained to work with children and adults and can address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Ortho-K Eye Exam

    We'll discuss your family's medical history and perform a thorough eye exam to detect myopia and other vision problems you may have.

  • Results & Treatment Plan

    We will inform you of your eye exam results, risk factors, and expected Ortho-K outcomes. The eye doctor at EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills in Aurora will outline a customized Ortho-K plan if you wish to proceed with the treatment.


Ready to Change the Way You See Your World?

Ortho-K FAQs

Am I a candidate for Ortho-K?

Most people with mild to moderate myopia, with mild astigmatism and some cases of presbyopia are good candidates for Ortho-K. Children over the age of 8 and young adults who want to be free of glasses and contacts but who are not good candidates for refractive surgery due to age or other reasons (i.e., severe dry eyes, high costs, health risks) often are good candidates. Those who lead active lifestyles and who participate in contact sports also benefit from Ortho-K.

Can I use Ortho-K if I have astigmatism?

Our practice has seen fantastic results in patients with mild astigmatism, but high astigmatism is normally more complex in the design and fit. We can design a mold for your specific cornea, but it will depend on the individual case. An in-person consultation and eye evaluation at EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills in Aurora will allow us to better determine whether it's feasible.

How long does it take for Ortho-K to work?

Our patients consistently report improved vision after using Ortho-K. Some patients can experience perfect vision after a day or two of overnight Ortho-K. But higher prescriptions can take 2 or more weeks for maximum correction. Keep in mind that the refractive state regresses to pretreatment levels once the lens is no longer worn.

Can I use Ortho-K lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Ortho-K lenses don't aggravate dry eyes, since tear evaporation, a main cause of dry eye, doesn't occur when the eyes are closed during sleep. However, those with severe dry eyes may apply artificial tears or other drops before inserting Ortho-K lenses at night. Dry eyes resulting from arthritis or collagen-vascular disease may interfere with this treatment, but this can be determined during the eye doctor's assessment.

Does Ortho-K Hurt?

Ortho-K lenses do not hurt and should not hurt. Certain people may feel a slight foreign body sensation, but with time, the eyes become [desensitized] to the lenses.

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- Jun. 02, 2024
From the moment I walked in the door, the staff was all very friendly. It created a very welcoming ... and comfortable atmosphere. I received great care there and will continue to go back.
- Apr. 30, 2024
I received excellent care when it came to my exam and new frames!
- Apr. 21, 2024
I was a little nervous walking into a new eye Dr. You never know what to expect when going somewhere... new... Dr. Vandan and his assistant where very nice and patient with my questions. They answered all my questions thoroughly so I understand and unlike a some other places i didnt feel rushed at all. I didn't walk out of there with more questions then I went in with. I was just there yesterday and have already told quite a few people about them!!!
- Apr. 20, 2024
Had to get glasses. Laura and the staff took great care in my selection and extras. Thank you!
- Mar. 28, 2024
Enjoyed my visit to EyeCare Specialties. I was seen quickly and they discussed all options with me b... ut didn’t push things that weren’t needed.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Been coming here since 2020. Love their attention to detail and customer service.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great doctors and customer service
- Jan. 12, 2024
Very helpful and answered all my questions.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Great staff and friendly welcome
- Dec. 16, 2023
Very kind staff and very nice people would recommend them to anyone.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great first experience. Courteous and friendly staff/doctor. They also give Veterans a nice discou... nt as well as being a designated VA provider.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Dr. VanDan and Mark at the front desk are professional, friendly, and always smiling. I trust them... to provide honest analysis of vision needs. I've been a client for several years and recommend them. I even took my son for his vision exam and glasses.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Friendly & efficient service.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Great care and professionalism from every staff member and doctor.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Dr. Kruglet's expertise is top-notch. He is friendly and communicates clearly. My glasses are perfec... t. I am so glad I found him.
- Sep. 19, 2023
The business has comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. When they couldn't honor my scheduled ... appointment on time due to their computer system going down I was given an upgrade of one of their paid services for free. excellent customer service today.
- Aug. 22, 2023
I have found the glasses I was looking for, said what I was looking for and was handed what I was lo... oking for, need to save a little more money very professional and relaxed atmosphere I'm going back
- Aug. 15, 2023
Leslie helped me with ordering my new lenses. It was a great professional experience 👏
- Aug. 11, 2023
Had a great experience and professional service at Eye Care Specialties. I received exceptional he... lp from Mark Ciesielski who did an excellent job understanding, applying and explaining how my insurance would be applied to my visit . I would highly recommend this office for your needs.
- Jul. 17, 2023
I had a great experience, questions asked were answered thoroughly and customer service was excellen... t!

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Ortho-K Lenses in Aurora

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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