Dr. Maller also believes that seven or eight years of age is the right time to start this treatment because most of the children are not myopic before this age.
“I’ve started Ortho K with kids as young as five. I think seven or eight year olds, just because they typically are not myopic to any degree before that, but not for any other reason other than that.
The five and six years old are children that I’ve done because they’re already myopic and they’re progressing. And so I’ll get them started. So, you know, I think that’s generally young enough, that you can do very, very well, and get a result you want.
Most of the time, I think seven to eight years old seems to be a pretty typically appropriate age. Yeah. And then I have several in their upper seventies and young eighties that enjoy the benefits of having Orthokeratology free them from the need of any optical appliances for all of their waking hours!” Dr. Maller added.