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50 C O N T A C T L E N S S P E C T R U M S P E C I A L E D I T I O N 2 0 1 7 c l s p e c t r u m . c o m used. Just like your overall business plan, your market- ing and communication strategy is founded upon deep understanding of your practice and the environment in which it functions. Knowing how and where your customers find out about and consume eye care, and ortho-k specifically, is key to reaching them when they are decisional. Start small, build your expertise, and allow the ortho-k practice to grow organically. Too much too soon will overwhelm you, the staff, and the practice. Build into it with one ortho-k patient per month, then one per week, then perhaps one day you will have a clinic totally built around ortho-k. If you keep total costs in check, patients are happy, and if marketing and advertising continuously grow the patient base then at some point a fruitful ortho-k practice will naturally emerge. SUMMARY Ortho-k offers a multitude of opportunities that can sustain an optometric practice. Ortho-k gives patients the opportunity to experience uncorrected daytime vision, and by preventing high myopia through myopia control, it directly addresses the myopia epidemic. For practitioners, ortho-k is professionally rewarding and a potential foundation for a successful business. Becoming an expert in ortho-k is a life-long pursuit. If you fully commit yourself and your practice to it, patients will seek you out. Education is the starting point and the key to building a successful ortho-k practice. If you have the will to educate yourself, and if the environment will support it, entering the ortho-k field may be the best business decision you will ever make. CLS AUTHOR'S NOTE: I would like to thank Jon Andre- sen, MBA, PhD, San Antonio, and Jaume Paune, PhD, OD, MOVS, FIAO, Catalonia, Spain, for taking time away from their busy schedules to provide information and support for this article. Dr. Frogozo specializes in adult and pediatric specialty contact lenses. She is the director of the Contact Lens Institute of San Antonio and the owner of Alamo Eye Care in San Antonio, Texas. She also is a consultant to CooperVision and Visionary Optics. You can contact her at contactlensinstitutesa@gmail.com. OR THOKERA TOLOGY REFERENCES 1. Jessen GN. Orthofocus techniques. Contacto. 1962;6:200-204. 2. Kerns RL. Research in orthokeratology. Part II: Experimental design, proto- col and method. J Am Optom Assoc. 1976;47:1275-1285. 3. Kerns RL. Research in orthokeratology. Part III: results and observations. J Am Optom Assoc. 1976;47:1505-1515. 4. Binder PS, May CH, Grant SC. An evaluation of orthokeratology. Ophthal- mology. 1980;87:729-744. 5. 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Optom Vis Sci. 2013;90:937-944. Figure 4. Example of ortho-k for hyperopia, which creates central steepening by gently reshaping the midperipheral cornea. Various refractive errors can be corrected with alternate ortho-k lens designs.

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