CRT – Corneal Refractive Therapy
Imagine, no surgery and still not needing glasses or contacts during your waking hours! Just like a dentist can straighten your teeth with a retainer, invisalign or braces – Dr. Hall is able to enhance and improve your vision with the use of specialty contact lens retainers.
Yes, a retainer for your eyes that assists in reshaping the cornea for improved vision!
Special Retainer Contact Lenses Worn During Sleep
Can Provide Crisp, Lens-Free Daytime Vision
for People of All Ages
Corneal Reshaping, or corneal refractive therapy, is a safe, non-surgical and reversible process that uses specially designed CRT® Brand Contact Lenses to gently reshape the surface of your eye during sleep, thereby providing clear vision during the day. This eye-reshaping is similar to what happens in LASIK, but there is no surgery. The effect is temporary, so lenses must be worn during sleep each night.
Corneal Reshaping with CRT Contact Lenses can be an ideal vision correction method for active children, especially those involved in sports, or children who are genetically prone to having their nearsightedness progress year after year. It’s also well suited to many adults whose careers or hobbies aren’t conducive to wearing glasses or contact lenses.
For children and adults who have stopped wearing daytime soft contact lenses due to lens dryness or discomfort, Corneal Reshaping with CRT Contact Lenses can provide a healthier alternative and provide clear vision during the day.
Patient and Doctor Goals
The goal of Corneal Refractive Therapy is to provide improved uncorrected visual acuity.
- Your vision retainer is designed to be worn while you are sleeping.
- Upon removal, eventually be able to maintain functional sight during all waking hours.
- The absolute best visual acuity is not the goal of Corneal Refractive Therapy.
- Good, functional vision is the desired outcome.
- A lifestyle free from glasses or contact lenses.
- Provide a quality of life that overshadows any of the minor inconveniences of CRT.
Easy Care of Your Vision Retainer
The care of your vision retainer is similar to standard gas permeable contact lenses.
- Cleaned upon removal, stored in conditioning solution.
- Cleaned again before insertion.
- Change the solution every day.
- Clean the inside surface of your vision retainer at least once a week.
- Do not to scratch the vision retainer.
- Whenever handling the vision retainer, make sure the sink drain is closed.