Just as braces are used to straighten teeth, orthokeratology (Ortho-K) gently reshapes the cornea, the clear front part of the eyeball, to allow the correct focusing of light onto the retina. We use the latest technology to map the corneal surface with an instrument called a topographer. This allows precise selection of the appropriate Paragon CRT lenses for each patient. Paragon CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) is a specially designed FDA-approved therapeutic contact lens worn only while sleeping that reshapes the cornea without permanently altering its physiology – which is important as the eyes of children and teens are still maturing. There is no age restriction for CRT lenses.
You wear the lenses at night and take them out in the morning. The results: clear vision the whole day whether in school or on the playing-field. Most patients see dramatic improvement in the first few days, with complete vision correction within 1-2 weeks.
The treatment results should equal the vision clarity provided by conventional contact lenses or glasses. CRT is designed to temporarily treat nearsightedness (myopia), however studies suggest the possibility that wearing lenses such as CRT helps to slow or even stop the progression of myopia. CRT may provide a solution that may not be available through the use of traditional glasses or daytime contact lenses.
Is CRT safe? The answer is YES! Part of the safety profile lies in the fact that if you stop wearing CRT lenses, your vision will return to its pre-treatment state. In addition, no adverse events were reported during the clinical trial.
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