Corneal Refractive Therapy

New research has shown that the nearsighted progression which typically occurs in children and adolescents can be slowed down. The typical treatment for nearsighted patients is are glasses or soft contact lenses. However, glasses and soft contact lenses will not prevent the progression of nearsightedness. New research has shown that nearsighted changes can be slowed down with Corneal Refractive Therapy.

Patients can be free of daytime contact lenses and glasses without surgery. Recent clinical research combined with the latest corneal surface mapping technology, computerized manufacturing, and high oxygen breathable materials have brought new science to corneal reshaping.

Corneal Refractive Therapy involves wearing therapeutic contact lenses at night to gently re-shape the curvature of your eye. This results in the correction of nearsightedness  so that when you remove the lenses in the morning, you have clear vision without using any lenses during the day.

What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

It is a non-surgical, reversible process to gently re-shape your cornea while you sleep.  The result is great vision for you without needing to wear contact lenses or glasses during the day. The process is similar to wearing a dental retainer at night.  You insert the therapeutic contact lenses at night while you sleep and remove them in the morning.  This allows you have corrected vision throughout the day without needing to wear contact lenses or glasses.

 

 

Advantages
  • Free of surgical risk and is reversible (refractive surgery is not)
  • Can be performed on a child who could wear contact lenses.
  • Can be modified if nearsighted prescriptions changes over the years
  • Provides freedom from glasses and contact lenses for recreation, swimming, beach, sports and leisure
  • Approximately one third the cost of LASIK
Disadvantages
  • Lenses must be worn nightly to maintain the correction
  • Not everyone can presently benefit by these procedures
  • Does not provide full correction on all eyes
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