Menicon’s Alpha Ortho-k lens offers innovative Insight myopia correction

Menicon Alpha Ortho-k hard contact lenses offer practitioners the ability to adjust lens settings.

Designed and manufactured in Japan for people with mild to moderate myopia, Menicon Alpha Ortho-k is a highly oxygen permeable rigid contact lens.

According to Menicon, it is specially designed to safely and effectively correct myopia by flattening the anterior surface of the cornea when the lens is worn during sleep.

“Through this innovative method of myopia correction, it allows an individual to be lens free during the day,” the company said.

The structure of the Alpha Ortho-k lens.

Comprised of four five-curve zones, Menicon said Alpha Ortho-k offers practitioners the flexibility to adjust lens parameters, including the back optic zone diameter to enhance myopia correction effects, by particular for patients suffering from glare and halo.

“The base curve is the part that presses on the anterior surface of the cornea to flatten it according to the patient’s target power. The alignment curve is responsible for centering the lens and achieves a competent refractive effect by two curves,” explained Menicon.

“The reverse curve is the part responsible for remodeling the corneal epithelial cell layer. Peripheral curvature promotes tear exchange and smooth lens removal.

The company said its AC-TORIC design could be prescribed to a patient with corneal astigmatism.

“We strongly suggest that the lens be tested on a patient who has previously had difficulty receiving a prescription for a contact lens due to corneal astigmatism, although there are differences between individuals.”

Speak to a Menicon representative to learn more.

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