Many parents are greatly concerned about their child’s prescription, and rightfully so. High levels of nearsightedness has been linked to increases in the risk for retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, and myopic maculopathy, all of which can cause blindness. The LORIC (The Longitudinal Orthokeratology Research In Children), SMART (Stabilizing Myopia by Accelerating Reshaping Technique) and CRAYON (Corneal Reshaping and Yearly Observation of Nearsightedness) studies all showed that ortho-k is able to slow the progression of nearsightedness. See our myopia prevention
page for more information.