ORTHO-K / MYOPIA CONTROL
CRT® Brand Contact lenses are therapeutic contact lenses that correct nearsightedness by gently and safely reshaping the cornea while you sleep. Referred to as “Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)” or “Orthokeratology,” CRT is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that temporarily corrects nearsightedness, up to -6.00 diopters, and mild to moderate amounts of astigmatism.
How does CRT work?
When worn overnight, CRT® Brand Contact Lenses gently and safely flatten the front surface of the cornea, resulting in a corneal shape that focuses light correctly onto the retina. When removed in the morning, distant objects will be back into focus.
The CRT effect occurs in the corneal epithelium, which is the top layer of the cornea. The treatment is specifically designed to alter the shape of this tissue and as a result, it corrects your vision.
What are the benefits of CRT for children and younger adults?
Children and younger adults will show a significant slowdown in the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and, in most cases, may also reduce the risk of developing eye diseases later in life, such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration. In addition to these benefits, the patient will have no need for optical correction during daytime hours.
Because CRT is a non-surgical and reversible option, in cases when the patient has a lack of adaptation, the patient can simply discontinue use of the lenses.
Myopia (Nearsightedness) in children is fast becoming one of the largest world epidemics. In the year 2000, 23% of the total world population were nearsighted. That figure is expected to go up to nearly 50% by the year 2050, affecting roughly 5 billion people! Many factors, such as increased near work, lack of outdoor activities and electronic devices are to blame for this rising global problem.
The good news is there are ways to protect your children from the fast-growing progression of myopia, which will help them have healthier eyes throughout their lifetime.
At Family Eyecare of Roswell, we utilize four major treatments for myopia control:
- Orthokeratology (Ortho K / CRT): Overnight contact lenses that eliminate the need for correction during the day and keep your eyes stable through the teenage years and beyond.
- Multifocal center distance soft contacts
- Atropine eye drops utilized in very low concentrations
- Eyeglasses with milder near prescriptions that also have blue-blocker coatings which protect against harmful blue light, emitted by electronic devices and LED bulbs.
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910 Holcomb Bridge Rd #100, Roswell, GA 30076
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM