Vision Therapy in Osage Beach

Who Is a Candidate for Ortho-k?

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Are You Considering Ortho-k Lenses?

Orthokeratology, often called ortho-k, is a non-surgical vision correction method that has gained popularity in recent years. It involves the use of specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea, thereby providing clear vision throughout the day without the need for eyeglasses or standard contact lenses. This revolutionary approach has shown promise in myopia management and has become preferable for those seeking independence from daytime visual aids.

However, ortho-k might not be suitable for everyone. The effectiveness and safety of this treatment rely on several factors, including your eye health, prescription, and lifestyle.

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Ortho-k and Myopia: A Clear Solution for Nearsightedness

Ortho-k is primarily designed to correct nearsightedness, also known as myopia. You could be a potential candidate for this treatment if you have myopia and find seeing objects at a distance challenging. Ortho-k lenses can effectively reduce this condition, giving you clear vision throughout the day.

However, it's important to note that ortho-k is most effective for people with mild to moderate myopia. If a prescription falls within this range, there's a higher likelihood of achieving satisfactory results with ortho-k lenses. These lenses may be less effective for individuals with high levels of myopia or other complex vision problems.

  • Contact Lens Intolerance or Discomfort

    Ortho-k may be a suitable alternative if you've experienced discomfort or intolerance with standard contact lenses. These specially designed lenses are worn overnight while you sleep, so you don't have to worry about daytime discomfort or dryness often associated with traditional contact lenses.

  • Active Lifestyles and Sports Enthusiasts

    Ortho-k is an excellent option for individuals with active lifestyles or athletes. You can enjoy your favorite sports activities with unhindered vision without needing glasses or daytime contact lenses. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts often find ortho-k lenses particularly convenient.

  • Children and Adolescents

    Ortho-k can be a valuable option for children and adolescents with myopia. Slowing myopia's progression during these formative years can have long-term benefits for eye health. If your child has myopia, speak to your Family Eyecare - Osage Beach eye doctor about ortho-k as a potential treatment option.

  • Daily Lens Care and Compliance

    Successful ortho-k treatment requires a commitment to daily lens care and compliance with your eye care professional's recommendations. You'll need to clean, store the lenses correctly, and follow the prescribed wearing schedule.


Myopia Management in Osage Beach

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  • 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
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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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Get Your Ortho-k Contact Lenses at Family Eyecare - Osage Beach

Ortho-k is a remarkable non-surgical vision correction method with the potential to provide clear, comfortable vision for individuals who meet the candidacy criteria. If you're interested in this innovative treatment, contact Family Eyecare - Osage Beach for a comprehensive eye exam and personalized consultation.

Discover if ortho-k is the ideal solution for your vision correction needs by scheduling an appointment with Family Eyecare - Osage Beach today!Take a step toward a life free from daytime eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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