Management of Corneal Reshaping Therapies
The curve of the cornea (front surface of the eye) is largely responsible for refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism, the culprits behind blurry eyesight. For nearsightedness (myopia), the cornea may be steeper than average, causing light to enter the eye producing a blurry image for the retina. For farsightedness (hyperopia), the cornea may be flatter than average, which, depending on the age of the individual, creates problems focusing at different ranges of vision (near vs far). Astigmatism is when the cornea is steeper in one meridian yet flatter in another, causing images that enter the eye to be distorted to some degree.
Corneal reshaping, either surgically (LASIK, PRK or Orthokeratology) can minimize or eliminate the refractive error caused by a cornea that is too flat, too steep or astigmatic. These methods seek to flatten the curve of the cornea in nearsighted (myopic) individuals surgically or non-surgically with orthokeratology lenses (ortho k lenses) in a process commonly known as corneal reshaping, cornea refractive therapy (Paragon CRT) , corneal reshaping therapy and Vision shaping treatment (VST)
Options such as Orthokeratology ( OrthoK) cornea refractive therapy including paragon crt vision shaping treatment) are particularly helpful when seeking to improve eyesight in children, and reduce change in vision , specifically myopia in children and may, in some cases reduce the risk of children with myopia advancing to high myopia.
If you are interested in managing your vision or the vision of a loved one with nearsightedness and concerned about vision changes, contact an eye doctor from our directory near you or read through our website to learn about other options for improving your eyesight.