Ortho-K Albuquerque | Eyes of NM Family Optometry

Affordable, non-invasive vision correction with Ortho-K contact lenses at any age. Call us and change your outlook on life.

Correct your vision and reduce your need for eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses without surgery.  Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a non-invasive, low-risk corneal molding option for myopia (nearsightedness). 

What is Orthokeratology? 

Ortho-K is the technology of corneal reshaping that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses  

Ortho-K is sometimes referred to as a “retainer” for your eyes, as it reshapes the surface of the eye for improved vision, just as dental retainers maintain the alignment of straightened teeth for a better smile. 

Ortho-K is also known as corneal molding, overnight vision correction, or corneal refractive therapy (CRT).

What is the Difference Between Orthokeratology and Myopia Management

Ortho-K is one of several treatment options that help manage myopia and slow down its progression. Other options for the management of myopia include specialized eyedrops, or contact lenses. The term “myopia control”, or “myopia management”, refers to the general treatment of nearsightedness. 

How Does Ortho-K Work? 

Ortho-K uses gas permeable contact lenses that are custom designed for  overnight use. The Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the cornea, or the surface of the eye, during sleep, eliminating the need for daytime vision correction.

The cornea is very flexible, and contributes to most of the eye’s focusing power. Its job is to focus light into the retina. Ortho-K functions in the same way that daytime corrective contact lenses reshape the cornea in order to better refract light as it enters the eye.

Your front office person Amy is very personable, Bryan is very informative and nice. Thank you Eyes of NM!

Christina Flores

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2019-04-24T13:29:37+00:00

Christina Flores

Your front office person Amy is very personable, Bryan is very informative and nice. Thank you Eyes of NM!
The costumer service was so great and welcoming I felt right at home and so did my daughter.

Monique Atencio

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2019-04-24T13:30:21+00:00

Monique Atencio

The costumer service was so great and welcoming I felt right at home and so did my daughter.
I walked out of the office today with the biggest smile on my face, the new contacts that Dr. Martinez put me in are absolutely amazing!

Natalia Beraun

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry
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2019-04-24T13:38:58+00:00

Natalia Beraun

I walked out of the office today with the biggest smile on my face, the new contacts that Dr. Martinez put me in are absolutely amazing!
These people are great...I know this because I was treated like my life actually mattered...

Meansue K.

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2019-04-24T13:39:34+00:00

Meansue K.

These people are great...I know this because I was treated like my life actually mattered...
We always have a great experience with Dr. Martinez and staff. She is the best eye doctor for children.

Tanya Garcia

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2019-04-24T13:40:48+00:00

Tanya Garcia

We always have a great experience with Dr. Martinez and staff. She is the best eye doctor for children.
The staff has also done an amazing job with him getting him checked in and making him feel comfortable.

Andrea Garcia

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2019-04-24T13:41:23+00:00

Andrea Garcia

The staff has also done an amazing job with him getting him checked in and making him feel comfortable.
Very friendly and professional staff from making the appointment to walking out the door. The best experience I've had in a long time!

Jamie Brown

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2019-04-24T13:44:09+00:00

Jamie Brown

Very friendly and professional staff from making the appointment to walking out the door. The best experience I've had in a long time!
I took my 6 year old here and The overall esperance was great. customer service was excellent.

Peter Lokke

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry
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2019-04-24T14:00:12+00:00

Peter Lokke

I took my 6 year old here and The overall esperance was great. customer service was excellent.
This is a wonderful practice!! Doctors are very knowledgeable and staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Eyes of NM

Melanie Melancon

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2019-04-24T14:00:51+00:00

Melanie Melancon

This is a wonderful practice!! Doctors are very knowledgeable and staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Eyes of NM
Dr.Molinar is simply wonderful and from the second she walked into the exam room I was perfectly and completely at ease and trust her.

Yvette Webb

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2019-04-24T14:01:37+00:00

Yvette Webb

Dr.Molinar is simply wonderful and from the second she walked into the exam room I was perfectly and completely at ease and trust her.
Dr Molina is so nice and competent. She took the time to fully evaluate my eye health by comparing last years exam to the current exam.

Nichole

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2019-04-24T14:02:18+00:00

Nichole

Dr Molina is so nice and competent. She took the time to fully evaluate my eye health by comparing last years exam to the current exam.
Me and my sons had a very AWESOME 1st time visit..Staff are very professional and NICE.

Audrey Chino

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2019-04-24T14:02:50+00:00

Audrey Chino

Me and my sons had a very AWESOME 1st time visit..Staff are very professional and NICE.
Dr. Molinar-Arguello was friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. I found out things about my eye problems that no other doctor has told me.

Daniel

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2019-04-24T15:25:54+00:00

Daniel

Dr. Molinar-Arguello was friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. I found out things about my eye problems that no other doctor has told me.
Dr. Martinez and her staff are very professional, polite, and thorough. My husband and I will definitely be returning.

Hannah Force

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2019-04-24T15:27:47+00:00

Hannah Force

Dr. Martinez and her staff are very professional, polite, and thorough. My husband and I will definitely be returning.
They were very good and very professional. I enjoyed getting to meet Dr. Martinez and chatting with her.

Jonathan Leggett

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry
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2019-04-24T15:28:30+00:00

Jonathan Leggett

They were very good and very professional. I enjoyed getting to meet Dr. Martinez and chatting with her.
Great staff, kid-friendly, quality care. My family enjoys our annual visit!

Toni Atencio

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2019-04-24T15:29:14+00:00

Toni Atencio

Great staff, kid-friendly, quality care. My family enjoys our annual visit!
Amazing experience!! My last exam with another doctor, it took 3 appointments to find a Rx that worked for my contacts.

Cheryl Colón

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry
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2019-04-24T15:29:51+00:00

Cheryl Colón

Amazing experience!! My last exam with another doctor, it took 3 appointments to find a Rx that worked for my contacts.
Love this place, I like that I do not have to be dialated for several hours and ruin my day they have options !!!!! My Doc Tiffany is on it!!

Shelly Aragon

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2019-04-24T15:34:54+00:00

Shelly Aragon

Love this place, I like that I do not have to be dialated for several hours and ruin my day they have options !!!!! My Doc Tiffany is on it!!
So friendly. Had no problem answering all of my questions no matter how small. Fast service. Great people.

Chris Foss

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry
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2019-04-24T15:39:23+00:00

Chris Foss

So friendly. Had no problem answering all of my questions no matter how small. Fast service. Great people.
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Is Ortho-K Permanent? 

Unlike surgery for vision correction, the results of Ortho-K are completely reversible. This means that, with discontinued use, the eyes will go back to their original shape.

Ortho-K is an ongoing vision treatment. For best results, the lenses should be worn every night.

What Vision Problems Can the Lenses Correct?

Ortho-K is commonly used for the treatment of myopia, or nearsightedness, as this vision problem is easily corrected with simple corneal reshaping.  

Ortho-K can also treat astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia. These vision problems are more common as people age and the  cornea loses elasticity.

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How Do I Get Fitted for Lenses? 

Your doctor will use an ophthalmological instrument called a corneal topographer to measure and map the surface of your eye and your cornea. 

Without actually touching your eye, the instrument will reflect light off of the surface. This will create a topographical corneal map of the shape and curves of your cornea, which your doctor will use to create custom lenses for your eyecare needs.

Who Are the Best Candidates?

Ortho-k is a great alternative to Lasik. It’s low-risk, non-invasive, and there’s no recovery time. People with any prescription for vision correction are potential candidates for Ortho-K, including:  

  • Active people who find that glasses and contact lenses interfere with their lifestyle

  • Age 40+ adults who require vision correction for  both distance and reading but who would rather not rely on glasses or daytime contact lenses 

  • Any individual who  wants freedom from glasses and daytime contact lenses but who would rather avoid surgery and prefers non-invasive options like  Ortho-K lenses 

  • Children whose myopia (nearsightedness) prescription is worsening over time  and who would like to slow down its progression

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Is Orthokeratology Safe?

There is little risk involved in using Ortho-K lenses because the corneal reshaping is temporary and non-invasive, unlike surgery. 

Children and teens who use Ortho-K  lenses may face an increased risk of infection, however,  primarily due to a lack of attention to proper hygiene. Maintaining proper cleaning practices, along with careful storage, insertion, and removal of Ortho-K contact lenses significantly reduces the chance of infection.

Why Choose Eyes of NM for Ortho-K treatment?

At NM Family Optometry, our mission is to provide the best individualized eyecare options. We care about every detail.  Just as everyone’s eyes are different, every custom fit we prescribe is suited to your unique needs.  

Custom fittings allow us to work with prescriptions for contact lenses that are outside of the normal range, so you know you’re getting the best prescription, the best fit, and the best results. 

The right corrective lenses can treat  astigmatism, hyperopia (far-sightedness), presbyopia, and myopia (near-sightedness), while also preventing further myopic progression.

Contact our team at Eyes of NM to find out more about how Ortho-K can help you get rid of the glasses and see the world more clearly.