Dr. Sweeney at Vision Source Insight Eyecare is an Ortho-K specialist serving Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and Atlanta. He 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. These eye retainers are worn at night, then removed in the morning and vision is perfectly corrected all day. They replace the need for daytime eyeglasses or regular contact lenses without surgery.
How Much Does Ortho-K Cost?
Even though Ortho-K lenses are fitted in a similar way to traditional contact lenses, the process requires more visits to the eye doctor, more tests and in some cases more than one lens prescription is required. Ortho K prices range from $600 to $1200 per eye depending on the prescription. Those with less correction needed will require potentially only one set of Ortho-K lenses and fewer doctor’s visits. Those requiring a higher degree of correction may require a second set of Ortho-K contact lenses to fine-tune the corneal reshaping. This course of treatment will require additional evaluation, lens design time and more doctor’s visits. Annual costs for replacement of lenses, lens care solutions and follow-up exams can range between $300 and $500 per eye.
Is Ortho-K Covered by Insurance?
Ortho-K is generally not covered by vision plans (such as 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 cost significantly.
Ortho-K Cost vs LASIK
In most cases, LASIK surgery will cost $1,500-$2,500 per eye ($3,000-$5,000 total) when compared to $600 to $1200 per eye for Ortho-K.
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 or text to schedule an Appointment today at Sandy Springs/Atlanta 404 250 1680 or send us an Online Consultation Request.