Imagine seeing clearly at a distance,
without glasses or contact lenses!
You CAN with this revolutionary new process!
ORTHOKERATOLOGY, CRT or Corneal Molding, is a non-surgical, reversible process using a unique therapeutic mold to reshape the cornea while you sleep. The result is clear crisp vision without daytime contact lenses or glasses.
HOW DO THESE LENSES RESHAPE THE CORNEA? This state-of-the-art therapeutic lens re-sculpts the corneal cells using the many unique curvatures of this lens. This creates a push/pull force beneath the lens surface. Thin layer sheer forces, created by the tear film beneath this therapeutic lens, flow across the corneal surface. This continuous action moves the cells from the center of the cornea to the periphery thereby changing the overall shape of the eye. This resculpted shape can easily focus light directly on the retina.
I HAVE HEARD THAT THESE LENSES CAN SLOW DOWN RAPIDLY ADVANCING NEARSIGHTEDNESS IN CHILDREN? This is true. As a child with myopia (nearsightedness) grows, the length of the eye also grows. This causes the myopia to increase. Their glasses get thicker and thicker. This also increases their risk of a detached retina. OrthoK acts like a brake. The eyes stop lengthing and the myopic progression comes to a halt. Children are thrilled with orthoK treatment. But imagine how they will thank you when they get older and learn how you were able to preserve their sight and lower their risk of eye disease.
CANDIDATES: Anyone who wants or needs to be free of daytime contact lenses:
- Nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic, presbyopic
- Contact lens failures
- Mild to moderate dry eye
- Pilots, police officers, military
- Athletes, weekend warriors, lifeguards, biking, sports enthusiasts
- Off road driving/biking
- Swimming snorkeling, diving
IF I WEAR BIFOCALS, READING GLASSES OR PROGRESSIVE LENSES, AM I A CANDIDATE? You have Presbyopia and this can be corrected with monovision therapy. This involves correcting one eye for great distance vision and the other eye for near vision. Your brain automatically chooses the appropriate eye for the task. Another alternative is to have both eyes corrected for distance vision and wear reading glasses whenever you want to do near work.
I SUFFER FROM DRY EYES, AM I A CANDIDATE? Dry eyes are usually not a problem while you sleep as there is little tear evaporation in a closed eye, and orthokeratology lenses are only worn while you sleep. If your dry eyes are a problem while you sleep, supplementing your natural tears is a simple option. Orthokeratology provides a dry-eyed person with excellent vision with no compromise to their eye health or comfort. If you have dry eye disease due to severe arthritis or a collagen-vascular disease, you may not be a candidate. However, a comprehensive exam will give us a better idea of your chances for success.
IS AGE A FACTOR? No. We can fit children as young as six. And, there is no upper limit on age either.
I USED TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES, BUT STOPPED DUE TO DISCOMFORT. AM I A CANDIDATE? These therapeutic molds are worn at night while you sleep. This greatly reduces any discomfort you may have experienced while wearing contact lenses during the day.
HOW DO I GET STARTED? Call the office (619-461-4913) and schedule an appointment!