This is an outline of our fitting program for new Ortho-K wearers.
The fitting of an OK lens is unique to every eye. As no two eyes are exactly the same, no two lenses are identical either. Regular professional consultations and reviews are required to provide you with lenses that offer the best vision possible while maintaining optimal eye health and comfort.
Fees & Costs
We understand the process of getting OK lenses sounds complex. We aim to simplify the process for you and make Ortho-K more accessible by providing clear information and transparent pricing to our clients. Our package fees are all inclusive of consultations, diagnostic tests and a set of custom-designed lenses to get you started.
The Ortho-K Fitting Program and lenses you need will depend on your prescription, type of treatment and your eyes’ shape parameters — this is established and discussed with you at your initial assessment consultation.
Your case will fall into one of the following programs, as advised by the optometrist:
Standard Ortho-K Fitting Program: $1600 for both eyes
Complex Ortho-K Program: $1800 for both eyes
Mixed Ortho-K Program: $1700 for both eyes (one eye is Standard, one Complex)
Single Eye Ortho-K Fitting Program: $1200 (where only one eye requires correction)
A Complex case usually involves one of the following:
Astigmatism requiring the fitting of a Dual Axis lens design for optimal fit & vision.
High prescriptions of -5.00 and over requiring a High Myopia lens design.
Hyperopia (long-sightedness) or Multifocal (distance plus near) correction.
Each of the above Ortho-K Fitting Programs include:
One set of fully customised OK lenses for your first year of Ortho-K vision treatment.
All orthokeratology-related consultations within the first 12 months. This includes corneal topography scans, eye imaging, lens design, fitting appointment, instruction lesson and multiple reviews of treatment effect and eye health. It is expected that 5-6 routine visits are required during the initial 6 months of starting Ortho-K treatment.
A spare pair of glasses from a selected frame range and made with a lower-strength prescription is available. This pair of glasses may be useful during your first week of starting Ortho-K treatment before the optimum treatment effect is reached, and at various times when you may wish to take a short break from lens wear.
For individuals with high prescriptions we provide a supply of disposable soft lenses for daytime use to supplement your Ortho-K treatment during the initial adaptation period. These are provided in place of spare glasses.
24/7 support: Our optometrist is available to help should you ever encounter any difficulties with your Ortho K lenses or your eyes while under our care. You and your child's safety with Ortho-K correction is our top priority.
Our all-inclusive package pricing means there are no additional, unexpected fees to worry about.
Yearly replacement of your OK lenses is recommended to ensure optimum eye health, comfort and vision treatment effect. The current pricing of a pair of custom-made OK lenses is between $500-$800, depending on the lens design, prescription and complexity. One single replacement lens is between $250-$400. See here for further information about purchasing replacement lenses.
There is no Medicare rebate for orthokeratology or contact lens fitting unless you have a high prescription (eg. high myopia of over -5.00, or -3.00 of astigmatism). Medicare will pay for general eye tests and ongoing eye health consultations.
Health Fund Rebate
If you have private health insurance — such as Medibank Private, BUPA, HCF and NIB — your optical benefits may cover part of the initial Ortho-K Fitting Program costs, as well as part of your yearly replacement lenses. The amount rebatable depends on your optical cover policy. The health fund item number for Orthokeratology Contact Lenses (Pair) is 874. Some health fund providers may use the item numbers for regular rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses instead, item 812 (Spherical lenses) or 822 (Toric lenses). We accept all health funds and can claim for you in-store via HICAPS.
If your prescription or eye shape changes significantly in the future you may require a redesign of your lenses. The cost of refitting is $300. This covers the design work of your lenses and any Ortho-K consultations within a 3 month period. The cost of new lenses are additional to this cost and are at regular prices. This refitting fee would also apply if you have previous recent experience wearing orthokeratology lenses from another practice using a different fitting system and wish to be refitted with our latest-generation, fully customised Ortho-K lenses at Eyecare Concepts for improved results.
Book a free consultation to evaluate your suitability for Ortho-K.