We are proud to announce that our head optometrist and founder of the Smart Vision Group, Gary Rodney, has sat his exams and successfully been awarded a fellowship by the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (IAOMC) through the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO). The international meeting with the latest research from around the world in orthokeratology and myopia control was held in Queensland at the beginning of this month.
Gary has joined the selective group of seven orthokeratologists in Australia and three in New Zealand who display the highest level of knowledge, ethics and patient care concerning the practice of Orthokeratology (or Ortho-K). This is seen as the pinnacle of clinical practice achievement in this specialty.
SO WHAT IS IT, EXACTLY?
The FIAOMC (Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control) is the Gold standard for Ortho-K practitioners in this specialty. It is determined by an orthokeratologist’s experience and expertise and follows a rigorous case evaluation and testing procedure, including case presentations, written and oral examinations.
Fellows serve as mentors and role models for new Ortho-K practitioners, other eye care practitioners and the general public.
WHY IS THIS RELEVANT TO ME?
With the development of new contact lens materials, improved accuracy of lens manufacture, sophisticated corneal mapping instrumentation and the massively exploding research and awareness of the dangers of myopia progression and how we can stop it, Ortho-K’s popularity has grown considerably worldwide over the past 10 years. However, as Ortho-K requires specialised equipment and training, and is the highest level of contact lens customisation available, very few practitioners have reached this level.
Not only do our optometrists have the expertise to assess, monitor and control your corneal reshaping process in order to provide optimum vision correction and maximum myopia progression control, Gary is now also among Australia’s most knowledgeable and experienced orthokeratologists, ensuring the best level of care to you and your family.
CAN YOU REMIND ME WHAT ORTHO-K IS?
Ortho-K is a unique technology that uses custom-fitted contact lenses to improve vision through the gentle reshaping of the cornea while you sleep. This safe, non-invasive and convenient process allows you the freedom to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses.
Extensive research worldwide has shown Ortho-K also has one of the greatest effects on the slowing of myopia progression in children. Our Ortho-K technology allows us to correct myopia (up to -12.00), astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia in both adults and children.
You can learn more by visiting www.orthoksydney.com.au. For detailed information and FAQ,please request an Ortho-K Info Pack on this website or click HERE to book an Ortho-K assessment appointment at one of our Smart Vision practices.