Yes it can. Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, involves the use of special contact lenses to slow or halt myopia (shortsightedness) in its tracks. This is most often achieved through hard contact lenses that are worn during sleep.
If you are worried about your prescription changing and in particular about your child’s eyesight getting progressively worse, orthokeratology might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Does ortho-k really work?
Previous generation ortho-k contact lens designs were hit and miss with high failure rates (i.e. myopia progression) but modern designs have a far higher success rate in the hands of an experienced practitioner. Myopia control involves more than just ortho-k.