A NON-SURGICAL Alternative to LASIK
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a technologically advanced,safe, non-surgical process, which reshapes your cornea while you sleep. CRT involves specially designed oxygen permeable contact lenses. You remove the contact lenses when you awake and you are then able to go throughout the day without any vision correction, contact lenses or glasses! Corneal refractive therapy is also known as Orthokeratology is FDA approved.
CRT provides a temporary reshaping of the cornea. If you stop wearing the device, your vision will return to its original state in as little as 72 hours.
Not everyone can benefit from this treatment device. This device is designed to correct the distance vision for individuals with low to moderate myopia (nearsightedness), with or without astigmatism. There are no age restrictions. Since there are variations in patient physiology and visual needs, the decision for CRT, at any age, can only be made after a thorough eye examination and the recommendations of your eye care professional.
Most patients show rapid vision improvement in the first few days of treatment and achieve their optimum vision correction within 14 days.
CRT allows patients the freedom to experience clear vision without spectacles or contact lenses. Just imagine being able to participate in sports, work in dusty environments, apply makeup and even swim without concern for your glasses or contact lenses. You only wear this device while you sleep and take them out when you wake up. And because you can stop the therapy at any time without permanent change to your eyes, you have ultimate control and flexibility in your vision correction.
Dr. Tara Svatos O.D. is board certified in the evaluation and fitting of CRT lenses. Please call our office to obtain more information on this new technology and to make an appointment for a free consultation. You can also visit Ortho-k.net for more information.