About Us

Optometrist Doctor Edward ChowOrthotool was co-developed by Orthokeratologist Doctor Edward Chow. Doctor Chow graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1973, and has been practicing in the Toronto area for over 35 years. Doctor Chow owns and manages three successful practices, and specializes in specialty contact lens fittings and Orthokeratology.

Doctor Chow sits on the Board of the Orthokeratology Academy of America and has successfully treated numerous difficult cases in Orthokeratology with the help of Orthotool. He has been using the software for over ten years, and is one of the most knowledgeable practitioners of it.

Doctor Chow’s goal is to share his knowledge on Orthotool so that other practitioners can benefit from this software as well.

More information on Doctor Chow is available on his website.

What our customers say

I have found Orthotool to be extremely valuable in helping me understand the construction and design of RGP lenses. It has also been able to help me control some lab costs with complicated lenses like ortho-k, multifocal and post-RK fits.
Dr. Mark J. Page, OD
Our Contact Lens Specialty Service at Pacific University uses the Orthotool lens design software on a daily basis for many of our normal and complex patients that require customized rigid lens designs. The ability to clearly visualize each GP lens parameter has brought a new level of fitting clarity and success to our practice. The versatility of the Orthotool software is simply incredible.
Patrick J. Caroline FAAO
Associate Professor Pacific University College of Optometry
Forest Grove, Oregon
I have been an Orthotool user for about 10 years and it has been one of the best investments in our practice. I still use OK lenses designed from other OK manufactures but you are in control of the lens design each and every time with Orthotool. I highly recommend it for anyone who incorporates orthokeratology in his/her practice!
Jiyen Shin, OD, FOAA
The Ortho Tool software purchase was the best invesment that I ever made practicing ortho-K along with the trial set to define the lens design. I have been using Orthotool for the past few years for most of my initial Ortho-K fitting and the success rate improved in a great deal when the diagnostic fitting was incorporated. It is a great tool as a learning guide also and I do play around with the parameters to determine the changes in tear film profile. The tear film profile is a great way to visualize the tear volume under the complex lens design and allows to manipulate all the curves for any changes. I have been using this software for the aspheric and the multifocal designs also. As an orthokeratologist, this software is the MUST- TO- HAVE to enjoy the designing your own lenses and also as a learning tool.
Cindy Yu O.D., F.O.A.A.

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