Contact Lens Examination
At Premier Vision of Dallas, we believe in creating comfortable, clear vision with contact lenses. We offer a wide variety of lenses to fit different patient needs: soft contacts including daily disposable and bifocal lenses, specialty lenses including gas permeable, hybrid lenses and scleral lenses. We treat people for Keratoconus and irregular corneas, and know how to file for medically necessary contact lenses. Dr. Allen enjoys finding the best solution for each patient: her passion is helping people see better!
Myopia Management and Ortho-K
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) also known as Corneal Refractive Training (CRT) is the number one choice for myopia control in children and adults. Ortho-k is a process of fitting specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that the patient wears overnight. While the patient sleeps the lenses gently reshape the front surface of the eye (cornea) so the patient can see clearly without lenses during the day.
Several studies have shown that Ortho-k lenses can slow the rate of progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children. Many parents are choosing an Ortho-k treatment regime to decrease the rate of progression of childhood myopia, allowing their children to be contact lens and glasses free during the day.
Ortho-k is also a great benefit for swimmers, athletes and patients who are around dust, pollen or other eye irritants. It’s not just for children! Consider Ortho-K as an alternative to LASIK or other refractive surgeries.