While people are now learning about Corneal Reshaping, or Orthokeratology, here in the United States, it has been very popular in Asia for quite some time. This is due to the fact that there is a very high prevalence of myopia in many Asian countries and corneal reshaping has been shown to not only temporarily eliminate nearsightedness, but can also reduce its progression.
This 7 minute video was not made in Tampa, but in Asia where ortho-k is very popular, so the girls speak little English. Still, the video demonstrates how well two young girls do with the reshaping lenses. One girl is quite young and gets help from her parents. Another girl is perhaps 8 or 9 years old and shows how well she handles the lenses by herself.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.