Orthokeratology (ortho-k) has been around for decades, and it’s one of the safest treatments that you can try to help delay the progression of nearsightedness. Of course, a critical part of its effectiveness is the skills and knowledge of your eye doctor so it’s important to select the right one.
Ask About Their Qualifications
Ensure that your doctors are trained and experienced in ortho-k. Don’t hesitate to ask how long they have been practicing this specific treatment, and find out if they are affiliated with any reputable organizations. Typically, eye doctors with an Orthokeratology Academy of America (OAA) designation have shown serious commitment to ortho-k, and they go through extensive continuing education. Ortho-k doctors with the Fellowship in OAA (FOAA) designation are also good to consider, but they’re not necessarily more qualified than doctors with OAA designation. The FOAA designation simply means that the doctor participates in writing cases.
Check Reviews About Their Services
Always look for reviews online. If you have friends or acquaintances who have undergone the same treatment with the same doctor, try to get their opinions regarding the staff and the doctors. Find out how they do business and how they normally treat their patients.
Visit Their Practice
Go for an eye exam at their clinic so that you can have firsthand experience of their services and the environment where they perform eye treatments. Take note of the professionalism of their staff and the cleanliness of the place. Do you feel comfortable being there? Are they adequately equipped for ortho-k fittings?
Inquire About the Procedure
Ask questions about the procedure and the doctor who will handle your treatment. By learning about the process, you can have more realistic expectations from the treatment and your doctor.
Guilford Eye Center has doctors on staff with years of experience in this procedure. From quality eyeglasses to eye disease treatments, we can provide outstanding services for all your eye care needs. Call us at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Greensboro, NC.