Vision Therapy in Chagrin Falls

Who Is a Candidate for Ortho-k?

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Are You Considering Ortho-k Lenses?

Orthokeratology, often called ortho-k, is a non-surgical vision correction method that has gained popularity in recent years. It involves the use of specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea, thereby providing clear vision throughout the day without the need for eyeglasses or standard contact lenses. This revolutionary approach has shown promise in myopia management and has become preferable for those seeking independence from daytime visual aids.

However, ortho-k might not be suitable for everyone. The effectiveness and safety of this treatment rely on several factors, including your eye health, prescription, and lifestyle.

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Ortho-k and Myopia: A Clear Solution for Nearsightedness

Ortho-k is primarily designed to correct nearsightedness, also known as myopia. You could be a potential candidate for this treatment if you have myopia and find seeing objects at a distance challenging. Ortho-k lenses can effectively reduce this condition, giving you clear vision throughout the day.

However, it's important to note that ortho-k is most effective for people with mild to moderate myopia. If a prescription falls within this range, there's a higher likelihood of achieving satisfactory results with ortho-k lenses. These lenses may be less effective for individuals with high levels of myopia or other complex vision problems.

  • Contact Lens Intolerance or Discomfort

    Ortho-k may be a suitable alternative if you've experienced discomfort or intolerance with standard contact lenses. These specially designed lenses are worn overnight while you sleep, so you don't have to worry about daytime discomfort or dryness often associated with traditional contact lenses.

  • Active Lifestyles and Sports Enthusiasts

    Ortho-k is an excellent option for individuals with active lifestyles or athletes. You can enjoy your favorite sports activities with unhindered vision without needing glasses or daytime contact lenses. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts often find ortho-k lenses particularly convenient.

  • Children and Adolescents

    Ortho-k can be a valuable option for children and adolescents with myopia. Slowing myopia's progression during these formative years can have long-term benefits for eye health. If your child has myopia, speak to your Tanglewood Family Eyecare eye doctor about ortho-k as a potential treatment option.

  • Daily Lens Care and Compliance

    Successful ortho-k treatment requires a commitment to daily lens care and compliance with your eye care professional's recommendations. You'll need to clean, store the lenses correctly, and follow the prescribed wearing schedule.


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
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  • Aetna
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  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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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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Get Your Ortho-k Contact Lenses at Tanglewood Family Eyecare

Ortho-k is a remarkable non-surgical vision correction method with the potential to provide clear, comfortable vision for individuals who meet the candidacy criteria. If you're interested in this innovative treatment, contact Tanglewood Family Eyecare for a comprehensive eye exam and personalized consultation.

Discover if ortho-k is the ideal solution for your vision correction needs by scheduling an appointment with Tanglewood Family Eyecare today!Take a step toward a life free from daytime eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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