Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is not new in Singapore and other parts of the world. In fact, it has been around for decades. It involves the fitting of specially designed and highly “breathable” contact lenses to gently and gradually reshape the surface of your eyes while you sleep. The cornea is naturally elastic. 

Ortho-K lenses are designed to gently shape the cornea, causing it to gradually “mimic” the shape of the lens and effectively correcting curvature problems on a temporary basis.

The cornea experiences a significant degree of adaptation within hours to days, and it often requires 2 – 3 weeks for full adaptation, depending on the individual. However, the corrective effect may last for more than a day once adapted.

Myopia Control for Children

“Ortho-K is primarily prescribed for Myopia patients to temporarily correct short-sightedness. It is especially beneficial for young patients, in terms of safety and effectiveness.

Ortho-K is known to be successful in controlling Myopia, and even slowing down the rate of progression. Other than Myopia, Ortho-K is also used to correct lesser degrees of astigmatism, farsightedness and presbyopia.”

Other Myopia Control Options: Disposable Contact Lens and Ophthalmic Lenses


  1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556–567.
  2. Compared with a single-vision one-day lens over a three-year period.
  3. Over a 3 year period, MiSight® 1 day reduced myopia progression on average by 59% compared to a single vision contact lens.
  4. Sulley A, et al. Wearer experience and subjective responses with dual focus compared to spherical, single vision soft contact lenses in children during a 3-year clinical trial. Poster presented at AAO 2019, San Francisco, Calif.
  5. Chamberlain P, et al, Further comparison of myopia progression in new and established myopia control treatment (MiSight® 1 day) groups. Presentation at BCLA 2019, Manchester, England.

Source: https://coopervision.com.sg/contact-lenses/misight-1-day

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