• 9809 Cherry Valley Ave SE Caledonia, MI. 49316

CRT

CRT

So what is CRT?

Your child might be eligible for Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), an FDA approved treatment designed to prevent the progression of nearsightedness. The best part? No glasses, no daytime contact lenses and no surgery.

Posted by Caledonia Vision Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Is Your Child Struggling To See Far Away?

We can prevent nearsightedness from getting worse!

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is the best option for students who have progressive nearsightedness, who have a family history of nearsightedness or who just want to enjoy life without daytime contacts or glasses. CRT is FDA Approved to prevent the progression of nearsightedness.

No Glasses. No Daytime Contacts. No Surgery.

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)

 

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is an exciting option to treat and prevent the progression of nearsightedness. With CRT, a rigid gas permeable contact lens is worn overnight while you sleep; the lens reshapes the front surface of your eye called the cornea, correcting your glasses prescription. Upon awakening the contact lens is removed and your vision remains corrected during the day, resulting in being able to see well without glasses or contacts. CRT lenses must be worn every night, like a retainer, in order for the correction to be maintained. The benefit of CRT is that it prevents the progression of nearsightedness, whereas traditional glasses and contact lenses need to be made stronger each year.

CRT corrects mild to moderate cases of myopia (nearsightedness) and some astigmatism. Your eye health as well as your glasses prescription and corneal curvature must be evaluated prior to a fitting to determine if you are eligible to be fit in CRT lenses.

Is this treatment safe

 

Yes. Wearing contact lenses always has some level of risk, but by following the wearing schedule outlined by your eye doctor at Caledonia Vision Center as well as following proper lens care techniques. CRT is as safe or safer than traditional soft contact lenses.

How long does it take to start working?

 

Patients see a noticeable improvement the first day, with many patients able to see 20/20 without glasses after just one night of treatment. Complete vision correction takes about 7-14 days. During this time, soft disposable lenses are provided if your goal of 20/20 vision is not yet reached.

Does CRT work better than traditional glasses or contacts?

 

The visual result of CRT is equal to the vision correction achieved with traditional glasses or contacts. The added benefit of CRT is that it prevents the progression of nearsightedness. Whereas traditional glasses and contact lenses need to be made stronger each year. Wearing CRT lenses that stabilize a child’s nearsightedness prescription can improve their chances of being a candidate for permanent vision correction, such as LASIK, when they reach adulthood.
CRT Testimonials

Corneal Refractive Therapy can be life-changing. Find out if you qualify by sending us a message!

Posted by Caledonia Vision Center on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Myopia

 

Otherwise known as nearsightedness this condition is becoming an epidemic in the U.S. Since 1970, myopia has increased by 66%. About 42% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 54 suffer from Myopia. Genetics and environmental factors increase the risk of developing Myopia, including using cell phones, computers and any other near-vision work. It is estimated that the number of people with Myopia will continue to grow.