It works like a retainer for your eyes. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a contact lens or mold that corrects your vision while you sleep, allowing you to wake up with clear vision all day long.

It can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and bifocal prescriptions and is a great option for those who would like the benefits of LASIK but are afraid of surgery or its cost.

It’s also excellent for those who suffer from soft contact lens discomfort or those who have active lifestyles especially bicyclists and swimmers.

Dr. Theodore Sees, from Rockford Family Eyecare, explained how Ortho-K works.

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