Vision Therapy in Osage Beach

Ortho-k for Athletes: Enhancing Performance and Vision

(573) 552-8569

Get the Edge with Ortho-k

Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as ortho-k, is not just a solution for managing myopia but also a groundbreaking vision enhancement technique for athletes. This revolutionary method, often referred to as "overnight vision correction," has become increasingly popular among athletes who seek clear vision without the encumbrance of eyeglasses or contact lenses on the sports field.

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A Clear Vision of Athletic Success

Athletes rely on their vision for optimal performance. Whether you're an aspiring basketball player, a dedicated swimmer, or a passionate soccer player, you understand that clear and unobstructed vision is paramount in sports. The ability to track moving objects, maintain spatial awareness, and make precise judgments in a fraction of a second can be the difference between success and failure.

Ortho-k offers athletes a remarkable advantage. It works by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, temporarily correcting your vision. When you wake up, you'll enjoy crisp and clear vision throughout the day without visual aids. For athletes, this can make a world of difference. 


Myopia Management in Osage Beach

Our optometry practice in Osage Beach

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

The Benefits of Ortho-k for Athletes

In recent years, contact lenses have emerged as a promising avenue for myopia control:

  • Improved Performance:

    Athletes often perform at their best when they feel completely in tune with their bodies. Ortho-k enables you to focus entirely on your sport without distractions or discomfort from eyeglasses or contact lenses.

  • Peripheral Vision

    Sports activities demand excellent peripheral vision. With the benefit of ortho-k, you can experience an expanded field of view, allowing you to react quickly to your surroundings and competitors.

  • Consistency

    One of the challenges athletes face is maintaining consistent performance. Ortho-k ensures you have the same crystal-clear vision every time you step onto the field, regardless of the circumstances.

  • Reduced Risk of Eyewear-Related Injuries

    Eyeglasses and traditional contact lenses can break or dislodge during physical activities, potentially leading to eye injuries. Ortho-k eliminates this risk, allowing athletes to focus on their performance.


Patient Reviews
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- May. 26, 2024
Dr. Dettmer was amazing with my son and has a soft-spoken way of working with children.
- May. 19, 2024
Great Service
- Apr. 27, 2024
Great services
- Apr. 26, 2024
Dr. Dettmer is an experienced, knowledgeable, and caring doctor. I trust him with my eye care. I wou... ld confidently recommend him to anyone.
- Mar. 23, 2024
They squeezed me in for an emergency appointment with a piece of metal in my eye. Great service! Wou... ld highly recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
The Staff here are very professional and always very Helpful. The quality of everything received is ... top notch!!
- Mar. 11, 2024
Dr. Dettmer has always been understanding and aware of my vision needs. I feel like I am a partner i... n my vision care. Following surgery with Dr. Luke Lenci (Missouri Eye Institute) I now finally have matching IOL's (near) after struggling for 1 1/2 years with a monovision experience, that never worked. Dr. Dettmer has been instrumental in giving me my life back. I am forever thankful!
- Mar. 05, 2024
Excellent service from everyone!!
- Mar. 01, 2024
Love the staff!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Excellent professional care by Dr. Dettmer and his staff. We’ve been patients for over 25 years.
- Feb. 23, 2024
I you want an optometrist I recommend Dr. Dettmer and his staff. Very accommodating and friendly.
- Feb. 03, 2024
thorough, truthful and an overall super experience.
- Jan. 26, 2024
In my opinion This is the best place to go for glasses at the lake... friendly and caring staff with... reasonable prices... I love them 🙂
- Jan. 19, 2024
Caring, competent, professional people who truly listen to their clients. Absolutely a superb office... .
- Jan. 19, 2024
Friendly staff, very happy with the care I received there
- Jan. 16, 2024
Dr.Dettmer is an excellent provider of eye care who takes the time to thoroughly explain your condit... ion and options for treatment.
- Dec. 15, 2023
I'm new to getting my eyes checked and getting glasses and I felt like every last staff member was p... atient and kind with me! I love my new glasses and felt really heard as I discussed my needs.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Their professional staff was courteous, providing information about care needs but not pushing for '... the sale'. I appreciate that!
- Dec. 04, 2023
Extremely pleased with the level of customer service and attention to details about mine and my daug... hters needs. Full transparency about what would be best but ultimately the choice was left to me. I wish I would’ve found Dr. Dettmer sooner!!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Outstanding care at every level.

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The Ortho-k Advantage for Athletes at Family Eyecare - Osage Beach

At Family Eyecare - Osage Beach, we understand that athletes require a unique approach to ortho-k. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with the best-fitting ortho-k lenses tailored to your needs. Visit us today to learn how this innovative solution can help you achieve your athletic goals by maintaining clear, unaided vision.

(573) 552-8569