Are you a nearsighted glasses or contact lens wearer who would like to have better vision without surgery? Now there’s a way: it’s called Corneal Refractive Therapy. CRT is FDA-approved for treatment of myopia (nearsightedness). This treatment uses special contact lenses to gently and temporarily reshape the cornea, the effects lasting about a day.
In a typical case, your eyes will be examined and measured with special instruments. Based on this information, you will be fitted with a pair of special contact lenses that are worn for a period of time each day, usually overnight. When you remove the lenses, you can still see clearly – the majority of patients on CRT see 20/40 or better. You must wear the lenses on a regular schedule to maintain the vision improvements.
In some cases, more than one pair of lenses may be needed in order to obtain the best possible vision. CRT is an attractive option for patients who are unable to have LASIK surgery, such as adolescents, or for those who are bothered by contacts within their daily environment but don’t mind using them at night.
Maynor & Mitchell Eye Center is committed to bringing you the best in eye care. That’s why we’re pleased to offer this exciting new technology. If you think you may be a candidate for CRT, give us a call today.