One of the great things about orthokeratology is that it’s gotten a lot of attention, making it a highly accessible service for anyone looking to address vision problems. Though its effects are temporary, ortho-k is an effective way to enjoy clear vision without having to wear eyeglasses. Worn at night while you sleep, ortho-k lenses are also convenient. It’s not surprising then that more and more people would be interested in it. But how do you find an ortho-k doctor to work with?
Here are some questions you can ask to help you get started:
1. What Are Your Qualifications and Affiliations?
As with any other kind of medical professional, you want your eye doctor to specialize in the service you are interested in, which is ortho-k in this case. In the U.S., for example, the highest level of expertise that an ortho-k doctor can have is the Fellow of the Orthokeratology Academy of America (FOAA) designation. An academy member with an OAA designation, on the other hand, is committed to specializing in ortho-k and is undergoing extensive training in it. Your ortho-k doctor should have either designations.
2. How Long Have You Been Treating Ortho-K Patients?
Expertise is great, but so is experience. Where possible, go for an ortho-k eye doctor that has a lot of years of experience with the myopia treatment option. This will help you ensure that they can take care of you using ortho-k based on your particular needs.
3. What Do Your Patients Have to Say About You?
Before scheduling a consultation, you can check out reviews or testimonials for the ortho-k doctor you are interested in. Most reviews will be available on their website but you can also have a look at trade directories for similar information.
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