Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) & Orthokeratology
If it was a disease, nearsightedness, or myopia, would have reached epidemic proportions in our country years ago. The process of becoming nearsighted begins most often during childhood, progressing toward adulthood. During these developing years, if left unchecked, a child may become extremely nearsighted, requiring changes in glasses a minimum of once a year or more frequently. Orthokeratology or Corneal Refractive Therapy is a safe and effective way to slow down, or even reverse this progression without any form of eye surgery. The procedure utilizes highly specialized rigid contact lenses that are custom made for the nearsighted individual. When worn as prescribed, these lenses enable a gentle reduction in myopia to take place, often times allowing a person to function without the use of glasses or contact lenses all day long.