Corneal Refractive Therapy

Corneal Refractive Therapy

If you are suffering from vision impairments such as: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, Total Vision Centers at Springboro may be able to help you with corneal refractive therapy. CRT is a new way of treating vision repairmen without the need for glasses, contacts, or corrective surgery.

What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

Corneal refractive therapy can be used to reshape the cornea of the eye. Ortho k lenses are worn while sleeping and results will last from the time that one wakes up until the end of the day. Ortho k lenses must be worn every night in order for proper results. CRT lenses were initially designed to only treat nearsightedness but have been shown to help with multiple forms of vision impairment.

The Benefits

Corneal refractive therapy is a great, non-surgical solution to correcting corneal infirmities. Just wear the lenses overnight and you have corrected vision for the whole day. When using corneal refractive therapy, the need for prescription eyewear, such as contacts or glasses, is eliminated. This means that you are free to go about your day without the hinderance of bulky glasses. This is great for people who partake in hobbies that require face/headgear. Contacts can also be equally a hinderance as they can fold over within the eye or get debris stuck in them.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Corneal refractive therapy is great for treating people with active lifestyles who also suffer from refractive errors. Examples of refractive error include: farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The key to make CRT lenses work is consistency. If they are not worn overnight, then the person will not be able to see clearly that whole day. If you are someone who struggles with consistency, you may want to consider a backup pair of glasses or a different vision impairment treatment.

If you have questions about whether you would be a good candidate for corneal refractive therapy, contact us today at Total Vision Centers today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect eye treatment for your visual impairment.

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