Vision Therapy in Chagrin Falls

Ortho-k for Athletes: Enhancing Performance and Vision

(440) 543-5186

Get the Edge with Ortho-k

Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as ortho-k, is not just a solution for managing myopia but also a groundbreaking vision enhancement technique for athletes. This revolutionary method, often referred to as "overnight vision correction," has become increasingly popular among athletes who seek clear vision without the encumbrance of eyeglasses or contact lenses on the sports field.

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A Clear Vision of Athletic Success

Athletes rely on their vision for optimal performance. Whether you're an aspiring basketball player, a dedicated swimmer, or a passionate soccer player, you understand that clear and unobstructed vision is paramount in sports. The ability to track moving objects, maintain spatial awareness, and make precise judgments in a fraction of a second can be the difference between success and failure.

Ortho-k offers athletes a remarkable advantage. It works by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, temporarily correcting your vision. When you wake up, you'll enjoy crisp and clear vision throughout the day without visual aids. For athletes, this can make a world of difference. 


Myopia Management in Chagrin Falls

Our optometry practice in Chagrin Falls

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

The Benefits of Ortho-k for Athletes

In recent years, contact lenses have emerged as a promising avenue for myopia control:

  • Improved Performance:

    Athletes often perform at their best when they feel completely in tune with their bodies. Ortho-k enables you to focus entirely on your sport without distractions or discomfort from eyeglasses or contact lenses.

  • Peripheral Vision

    Sports activities demand excellent peripheral vision. With the benefit of ortho-k, you can experience an expanded field of view, allowing you to react quickly to your surroundings and competitors.

  • Consistency

    One of the challenges athletes face is maintaining consistent performance. Ortho-k ensures you have the same crystal-clear vision every time you step onto the field, regardless of the circumstances.

  • Reduced Risk of Eyewear-Related Injuries

    Eyeglasses and traditional contact lenses can break or dislodge during physical activities, potentially leading to eye injuries. Ortho-k eliminates this risk, allowing athletes to focus on their performance.


Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
All staff are lovely and professional! I keep returning due to the personable care and great frames... selection!
- Feb. 21, 2024
Friendly staff, good location, good service.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Everything from scheduling as a new patient to getting my new pair of glasses felt simple and easy. ... Staff was very friendly and foster a calm and welcoming feeling.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Linda who handles the glasses is the best. Her personality is excellent and she is always helpful i... n any and all situations. Thanks Linda!
- Jan. 25, 2024
They went above and beyond to help me and my husband when we needed an out of state renewal of our d... rivers license and eye exam to accompany the application.
- Jan. 15, 2024
Very friendly and professional. Great service!
- Jan. 06, 2024
Up beat atmosphere and happy smiling people.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.
- Dec. 07, 2023
The entire staff were helpful, polite and professional. Would be happy to continue with services at ... Tanglewood Family Eyecare. Dr. Erin Mackanos was just wonderful.
- Dec. 01, 2023
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Tanglewood Family Eyecare for an eye examination, and the ex... perience was nothing short of outstanding! The administrative process was a breeze; the staff at the front desk ensured that the documentation and HIPAA form-filling were quick and efficient. Dr. Erin Mackanos, O.D., was fantastic! She displayed incredible patience, taking the time to address all my questions thoroughly. What sets her apart is her genuine dedication to comprehensive care; I never felt rushed during the appointment. The entire team at Tanglewood Family Eyecare deserves applause for their exceptional service. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the level of attention to patient care is truly commendable. I highly recommend Tanglewood Family Eyecare for anyone seeking top-notch eye care in a friendly and professional environment. Kudos to Dr. Mackanos and the entire team for providing an outstanding experience!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Dr. Mackinos is excellent.
- Oct. 24, 2023
I highly recommend Tanglewood Family Eyecare. They are knowledgeable, kind, considerate and friendly... .
- Oct. 17, 2023
The facility is nice , the staff is wonderful, and the doctor is fantastic …Highly recommend
- Oct. 06, 2023
Everyone was great!! Very informative, welcoming and kind. Definitely recommend!
- Sep. 27, 2023
Dr Mackanos is amazing, she really listened to my concerns and what I needed. She has an exceptional... way of teaching, she helped me with my contacts in 1,2,3.
- Sep. 08, 2023
I am impressed with the level of customer service in this office. Nice people, and very helpful!
- Aug. 25, 2023
Great staff and Dr. Mackanos rocks it! She’s efficient, friendly and has a great sense of humor!
- Aug. 17, 2023
Great experience! Dr. Mackanos always does an incredible job explaining her process. I’ve been wea... ring glasses since before grade school and have NEVER had a doctor even attempt to explain my eye exam to me. She does it in a succinct and thoughtful manner, showing her knowledge of the eye and her respect for her patients.
- Aug. 17, 2023
Great experience so far. Going back for a second pair!
- Aug. 04, 2023
Alway a pleasant experience. My eye care provider for 20+ years.

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The Ortho-k Advantage for Athletes at Tanglewood Family Eyecare

At Tanglewood Family Eyecare, we understand that athletes require a unique approach to ortho-k. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with the best-fitting ortho-k lenses tailored to your needs. Visit us today to learn how this innovative solution can help you achieve your athletic goals by maintaining clear, unaided vision.

(440) 543-5186