Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-invasive vision correction alternative for reducing mild nearsightedness. CRT corrects vision utilizing a special oxygen permeable rigid contact lens. The contact lens gently reshapes the cornea of your eye while you sleep, so you can see clearly without the hassle of daytime contacts or glasses.
CRT can enhance the lifestyle for those who need vision correction. Active individuals can participate in sports and other activities without the interference of glasses or contacts. For daytime contact lens wearers, it can eliminate eye irritation and dryness caused from the environment. Also, there is evidence suggesting that CRT can slow or stop the progression of nearsightedness in children.
CRT lenses are designed for patients with low to moderate nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism. It is FDA approved for all ages. It is beneficial for those who have an active lifestyle, work or play in dirty environments, and are too your or just not ready for LASIK.
Most people note a rapid vision improvement in the first few days of treatment. CRT is not permanent and reversable. Most patients wear CRT lenses nightly to maintain the daytime vision benefits. If you stop wearing the lenses regularly while you sleep, you vision will return to its original state.
Call Family Eye Care at (310) 670-4411 for more information and to schedule a Corneal Refractive Therapy consultation with Dr. Ashcraft.