Certified Provider Cornea Refractive Therapy
Cornea refractive therapy, also called “corneal refractive therapy”, ”Corneal Reshaping Therapy” or “CRT” is a trade name used by a company to describe their product which treats blurry eyesight through a well known therapy known as Orthokeratology (OrthoK). CRT are rigid gas permeable orthokeratology lenses (ortho k lenses) used to alter the shape of the surface of the eye (cornea) through a process commonly known as corneal reshaping and cornea refractive therapy. By changing the shape of the surface of the eye, the vision of the wearer is altered with the goal of managing nearsightedness (myopia) farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and/or presbyopia (adult vision usually corrected with bifocal or multifocal eyeglasses). Treatment with CRT involves inserting a rigid gas permeable contact lens in the eye before bed which gently , painlessly and reversibly reshapes the surface (cornea) of the eye while one sleeps. In the morning, the wearer removes the lens and, in most cases, is able to achieve 20/20 vision for most of their waking hours.
Options such as 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.
For further information, visit an eye doctor and myopia specialist near you.