Dr. Sweeney, Dr. Chen, and Dr. Nim at Vision Source Insight Eyecare are Ortho-K specialists serving Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and Atlanta.
The practice has been helping patients achieve vision correction using Ortho-K for over 15 years. Dr. Sweeney outlines the Ortho-K Costs:
What Is Ortho-K? What is Orthokeratology?
Ortho-K or Orthokeratology is a vision correction technique performed by Optometrists such as Dr. Sweeney. The treatment uses specially designed and fitted contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea to improve vision. Many refer to this treatment as Corneal Reshaping and it works in a similar way to dental braces but for the eyes. A course of prescribed contact lenses worn at night can result in temporary vision correction during the day and can replace the need for eyeglasses or regular contact lenses.
How Much Does Ortho-K Cost?
Compared to traditional contact lenses, the initial process for Ortho-K lenses requires more office visits & more scans to arrive at your customized treatment prescription. Ortho-K prices range from $2,000 to $2,600 for the first year and $900 to $1,200 for the following years, depending on the prescription. Those with less correction needed will require potentially only one set of contact lenses, less fitting, and fewer doctor’s visits. Those requiring a higher degree of correction may require as many as three sets of Ortho-K contact lenses that will reshape the cornea progressively. This course of treatment will require more fittings and more doctor’s visits.
Is Ortho-K Covered by Insurance?
Ortho-K is generally not covered by vision insurance plans (VSP or EyeMed) because it is considered to be an “elective procedure”. Patients can of course use before-tax, FSA, or HSA dollars to pay for their course of treatment and this will reduce overall costs significantly.
Ortho-K Cost vs LASIK
In most cases, LASIK surgery will cost $1,800-$2,500 per eye ($3,600-$5,000 total). Some patients choose Ortho-K as a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.
Ortho-K – Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA
Vision Source Insight Eyecare has been treating patients using Orthokeratology since 2005 and have helped hundreds of patients achieve amazing results. All Ortho-K treatment begins with a consultation. Please call to schedule an appointment today at our Sandy Springs/Atlanta office.