How Can Orthokeratology Help You Improve as an Athlete?

Your eyesight is one of the essential things in sports. It is what allows you to see where your opponents are, and it is what will enable you to make quick decisions on the field or court. You need a clear vision when playing any sport, particularly if you play contact sports like football or hockey.

If you don’t have good eyesight, your performance will suffer. You cannot see the ball or read plays on the field. 

You may think that your eyesight is not something you can change, but this is not true. One of the best ways to improve your eyesight is through orthokeratology. Continue reading to learn more about how orthokeratology can help you improve your eyesight.

What Is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is the medical practice of reshaping your cornea using specially-designed contact lenses. Ortho-k lenses are worn overnight while you sleep, providing clear, comfortable vision during the day. This makes them ideal for athletes who want to be able to see while they’re playing.

The goal of orthokeratology is to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It can also be used to treat dry eye, keratoconus, and post-surgical corneal defects.

How Can It Benefit You as an Athlete?

If you’re an athlete, you know that having the right vision can be a major key to success. That’s why orthokeratology (or “ortho-k”) can be an excellent choice for athletes who want to improve their vision and performance. 

Ortho-k is a non-surgical vision correction procedure that involves wearing specially-designed contact lenses overnight to reshape the cornea and reduce nearsightedness. Here are some of the ways that ortho-k can benefit you as an athlete:

  1. Improved Vision: Ortho-k lenses can improve both nearsightedness and farsightedness, which can help athletes see objects more clearly and accurately. This can help athletes better track and react to the ball, improving their performance.
  1. Increased Confidence: Ortho-k lenses can help athletes feel more confident and secure in their vision, allowing them to focus fully on their performance. This can be especially beneficial for young athletes who may be self-conscious about wearing glasses.
  1. Reduced Eye Strain and Fatigue: It can help reduce eye strain and fatigue by reducing the amount of light that enters the eye. This can be especially beneficial for athletes constantly exposed to bright lights (such as stadium lights).
  1. Enhanced Comfort: Ortho-k lenses are designed to be comfortable and breathable, making them ideal for athletes who need to perform high-intensity activities. The lenses also provide better vision in low light conditions, which can benefit athletes who play at night.


As an athlete, it is important to have good eyesight. This will help you perform better and stay healthy throughout your career. By choosing orthokeratology as your vision correction method, you can see better and improve your performance on the field. This will help your career as an athlete and help you become a better player.

At Fenton Family Eyecare, we believe that every athlete deserves good vision. We are happy to offer you orthokeratology to improve your eyesight and performance on the field. Contact us today for more information about this method of vision correction.

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