Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
Corneal refractive therapy is a non-surgical process which gently reshapes
the cornea while you sleep using specialized CRT lenses. The lenses are removed
upon awakening allowing you to go throughout the day without having to use
corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses.
Cutting-edge technology involving: computerized corneal mapping,
computerized manufacturing and oxygen permeable contact lens materials,
enable the production of a unique contact lens to earn the FDA’s
approval as a nighttime corneal refractive therapy solution.
Corenal refractive therapy is for people who are nearsighted and is
especially appealing to people who engage in sports, who have issues
with long term daytime contact use, and who are not eligible for LASIK.
Nearsightedness is caused by light coming through the cornea in a way
that does not allow it to focus properly on the retina. Generally this
refocusing of light is fixed by the use of eyeglasses or contacts.
Another way to solve this issue is to reshape the cornea in a way that
the cornea is flattened. LASIK offers a surgical solution and corneal
refractive therapy lenses flatten the cornea without lenses resulting in
sharper, clearer vision.
One of the benefits of corneal refractive therapy is the elimination
of glasses or daytime contacts. Good vision can be achieved as early as
the first day but can take up to 14 days to see full results. You can
participate in sports or enjoy a day without the irritation of contacts.
Corneal refractive therapy is temporary and only lasts the day. After
each use, the lenses should be chemically disinfected. Also, the process
is completely reversible after discontinued use.
If you are interested in corneal refractive therapy lenses and you
live in or around Plantation, one of
our eye doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam to discuss the
options available to you. Feel free to contact our offices to call and
schedule an appointment for a consultation today to discuss how to best
improve your vision.
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