Generally, cornea is the outermost transparent and protective dome shaped surface of our eyes. Thanks to its transparent nature, we are able to see this wonderful world. Corneal topographer is the instrument which helps to take a full detailed mapping of the corneal curvature and it is done in a painless and non-invasive way. It plays an essential role in planning intraocular lens implantation in cataract surgery, planning laser vision correction (LASIK), and contact lens fitting especially in orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lens.
Over the years, the demand of contact lens has continued to grow since its introduction in the market as people is seeking for an alternative of correcting the refractive error for example short-sightedness and astigmatism. Well, what if I tell you there is a way where you can enjoy clear vision without going through any surgery or wearing any vision aids?
This impressive technique is wearing the Ortho-k rigid contact lenses during your sleep. The contact lens will then reshape your cornea to get a clear vision during the day without glasses on. Nevertheless this can’t be done without the help of corneal topography. Corneal topographer enables our Eye Care Practitioner to analyze the result of corneal topography and prescribe the best fit and correction of Ortho-k rigid contact lenses for you.
Thus, it is the time to grab this golden opportunity to experience freedom of clear vision again! Book an appointment with selected eye care practitioner for this new vision correction method.
Article prepared by: Goh Chan Hoe, Optometrist from Focus Point Gurney Plaza