Orthokeratology, or ortho k, refers to the use of custom-designed, specialist contact lenses that temporarily reshape your cornea as you sleep, allowing you to go glasses or contact lens free during the day.
Ortho-K lenses work by flattening the central cornea during overnight wear by causing cells to migrate outwards during the night. These lenses are manufactured based on the minutest of details of the corneal shape gathered by our state-of-the-art corneal topographer, using the most advanced software available on the market. After the first few night’s wear, the effect lasts throughout the day, providing clear vision during the day.
Camden Opticians do not provide a home service and only perform our dry eye treatment in the clinic
Simply click the ‘Request An Appointment’ Button below and fill out the contact form or call 020 7383 3838 to see an Optician.
Your expert Optician will talk you through the treatment and answer any questions during your appointment. If you wish to proceed, they will measure your cornea using our state-of-the-art corneal typographer used to create your new ortho k lenses.
Upon collection of your new lenses, we will talk you through fitting, handling & hygiene instructions.
Enjoy life without lenses or glasses during the day, whilst enjoying clear, natural, corrected vision.
Ortho K has helped many people including:
If you have any questions, please book a free consultation and our friendly, expert optometrists will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
In general, wearing lenses overnight is not advised as the incidence of eye infections is far greater. However, with Ortho K you remove the lenses in the morning, allowing your eyes to make a full recovery during the waking hours. Hence the risk of eye infection is minimal, and the eyes often look healthier than if you had been wearing contacts all day.
All around the world, vision scientists are trying to find solutions to slow progression of short sight (myopia). There is very compelling evidence that Ortho-K not only reshapes the cornea, but has the effect of slowing the growth of the eye by 50% or more! It is one of the most exciting developments in myopia control in recent history. It means that if you wear Ortho-K lenses for 5 years and then stop wearing them, your eyes would be far less myopic than if you had persisted with spectacles. There is some evidence that some types of soft multifocal contact lenses can also slow myopic progression, but the evidence is less compelling.
Our story began over 30 years ago when the doors of Camden Contact Lens Centre first opened in 1985. Situated in the heart of North-West London, Camden Contact Lens Centre quickly earnt a reputation as an independent optician dedicated to providing professional advice and unparalleled eye care solutions to patients across the world.
Our loyal customers have grown up with us over the years and cite our highly qualified team of experienced professionals as one of the main reasons they continue to visit us and recommend us to friends and family.
Based in the heart of Hampstead village you will find Miltons Eyecare, an independent practice with almost 40 years of experience. Milton’s was founded by Edwin Milton Levey, a renowned South African optometrist in 1978.
The practice caters for all aspects of optometry and specialises in advanced contact lens care including Keratoconus and Ortho-Keratology. The Practice also has expertise in aviation and paediatric optometry.
32-36 Camden High Street,
Camden, London, NW1 0JH
38 Heath Street,
Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE