Corneal Refractive Therapy

Corneal Refractive Therapy 

 

Are you nearsighted and sick of being dependent on glasses?  Does your child's nearsightedness seem to worsen all the time?  Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a proven way of correcting myopia (nearsightedness) without glasses, daytime contact lenses or surgery.  In addition, CRT may slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.  CRT has been called many names including orthokeratology and corneal molding.  All of these names refer to the process of wearing a rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens while sleeping to change the power of the eye's cornea in a predictable way.  Thus, when the contact lens is removed the eye is in focus without wearing correction.  This molding effect last during waking hours after the lens is worn while sleeping.  The corneal molding lenses are uniquely designed to provide the right amount of correction for each individual eye.

 Corneal refractive therapy is not a new idea.  Some doctors began using early corneal molding lenses in the 1980s.  The procedure gained popularity in the 90s as lens technology improved.  CRT has been a part of The Optical Boutique for about 20 years.

If you would like to know if you're a candidate for this exciting technology, please call our office to make an appointment Dr. Edgar Ekure.   We'll schedule you for a consultation to discuss your individual needs.

 

 

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