Imagine Vision Correction Without Surgery, Eyeglasses, or Always-In Contact Lenses
That’s the Power of Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT)
A less-commonly known process compared to laser refractive surgery, corneal reshaping therapy is an excellent alternative to surgical vision correction and corrective lenses.
Worn while you sleep and removed during the day, CRT lenses gently reshape your cornea and correct the refractive error (myopia or astigmatism) that causes your vision impairment. Think of CRT as your laser-free nightly LASIK session.
Safe & Effective Vision Correction
Vision Correction Without Surgery or All-Day Corrective Lenses
With its origins in Orthokeratology – an established and well-documented vision correction practice that was granted FDA approval in 1994 – corneal reshaping therapy is a safe and widely recognized way to correct your vision. The FDA approved corneal reshaping therapy for overnight use in 2002.
Most CRT patients achieve optimum vision within 14 days of beginning CRT. The first few days generally bring rapid improvement in vision quality as the eye adjusts to the CRT.
How Effective is CRT?
Utilizing state of the art eye imaging processes, corneal reshaping therapy benefits immensely from the technological horsepower available today. Because we can take such precise measurements of the eye, we are able to ensure the lens fits exactly as intended. This results in reliable, repeatable results.
How CRT works
A refractive error, such as myopia, results in light passing through your eye that reaches focus improperly. Instead of reaching focus on the retina, a myopic eye will focus light in front of the retina (making the image blurry).CRT gently reshapes the cornea over night, correcting the refractive error and allowing light to focus where it should. This effect, though temporary (it lasts for about a day), eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Who can benefit from CRT
Unfortunately, people with hyperopia (farsightedness) do not benefit from CRT. Conversely, certain eye physiologies may not work with CRT, either. We perform a comprehensive eye exam in order to ensure your compatibility with CRT.
Why Choose Schaeffer Eye Center?
We continuously explore and invest in new technologies that improve the quality and accuracy of our eye exams, aid in testing for eye diseases (such as glaucoma), and treatment options.
By investing in advanced treatments, such as LipiFlow for dry eye, we can improve the quality of life for patients living with chronic eye conditions. We carry a variety of contact lenses suitable for nearly any prescription, including toric and scleral lenses.
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