Once upon a time, eye surgery was the only option to correct certain eyesight conditions or to enhance vision without the assistance of corrective lenses. Today, there is innovative technology in the form of Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) and Orthokeratology (Ortho K) that help to reshape your corneas while you sleep. This allows you to skip the contacts or glasses the next morning and see clearly throughout the day.
Benefits of CRT and Ortho K Treatment Over Corrective Surgery
Perhaps the first benefit of a corneal reshaping treatment that comes to mind for many consumers is the cost factor. Eye surgery can be expensive and the special contact lenses used for both Corneal Refractive Therapy and Orthokeratology are less expensive than surgery.
Another benefit that is less often spoke of is the reduced risk of these alternative treatments for vision correction. Surgery, no matter how minor, carries some degree of risk. While eye surgery technology has improved greatly over the years, minimizing the risks by leaps and bounds, there are still risks involved that some people are uncomfortable with.
How Does Corneal Reshaping Work?
When you choose corneal reshaping service or treatment, your eye doctor will prescribe special contact lenses that are designed to gently reshape your corneas, while you sleep. You will wear the contact lenses while you sleep and then remove them upon waking in the morning. At that time, your vision should be greatly improved. When you work under the care of your eye doctor you should notice the effects of the corneal reshaping lenses for one or two days.
Conditions Corneal Reshaping Can Correct?
At New Vision Eyecare, we are committed to helping you get the most effective possible treatment for your eye care needs. Not every patient is an ideal candidate for CRT or Ortho K treatment. This type of correction works best with patients who have mild to moderate cases of nearsightedness (myopia). To a lesser degree, it can also be used to treat conditions such as astigmatism, presbyopia, and farsightedness (hyperopia).
Call Our Sammamish Optometrist Today!
Sammamish optometrist, Dr. Kerry Moscovitz and the entire staff at New Vision Eyecare are dedicated to helping you improve your eye health and vision. Whether that involves corrective glasses or contact lenses or alternatives, such as surgery or corneal reshaping treatments, we have the training and experience to help you make informed decisions about your best treatment options and taking the next steps to get the care and services you desire. Schedule your appointment at New Vision Eyecare today by calling 425-392-2196 and let us help you give your eyes the best possible outlook for the future.