Englewood Eye Care
If you want to be able to see clearly during the day without wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be a good candidate for treatment with CRT lenses. CRT lenses enable the user to wear contact lenses at night while they sleep, and wake up seeing clearly without lenses. If you would like to learn more about therapy with CRT lenses, you will want to visit us at our vision practice Palisades Optometrics for Englewood eye care.
At our vision practice, our iSee eye doctor is Dr. Ronald F. Luxenburg. Dr. Luxenburg is an optometric physician who will take excellent care of your eye health and all of your vision needs. For patients in the Englewood area who want to have great vision without prescription lenses, they will be able to talk to our eye doctor about CRT and iSee lenses. In 2002, CRT lenses by Paragon gained FDA approval for overnight CRT therapy. Our eye doctor was among the first optometrist to be certified to treat patients with this lens. This type of Englewood eye care is very exciting because it allows patients to wear contact lenses at night which will temporarily change the shape of their cornea. Then the patients wake up with excellent vision, and do not need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day.
These CRT lenses use a unique material which is highly oxygen permeable. This means that the lenses are safe and comfortable for patients to wear overnight when they are receiving orthokeratology treatment. iSee lenses by Gas Perm Specialist is another type of ortho-K lens that our eye doctor prescribes for his patients. These iSee ortho-k lenses allows our eye doctor to customize the ortho-K treatment so that patients can wake up with the clearest vision possible. Usually the effects of the ortho-k lenses will last several days. However, for the best results and the clearest vision possible, it is recommended that the ortho-k lenses are worn every night for optimal results. Some patients who use this type of treatment are either not old enough for LASIK surgery or currently do not qualify for LASIK. This type of treatment is very popular for people who definitely will benefit from not wearing prescription lenses during the day, such as athletes in particular sports such as swimming. If you would like to meet with our eye doctor regarding getting many different types of Englewood eye care, contact our office today for an appointment.
348 Broad Ave.
Leonia, NJ 07605
Eye doctor in Englewood
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is an eye condition that affects a majority of people. According to our eye doctor in Englewood, nearsightedness occurs when the cornea focus light in front of the retina instead of on it, making distant objects appear blurry. This is due to a misshapen curvature of the cornea. Simple vision correction methods that our doctor prescribes, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses help focus the light on the retina to temporarily clear vision. Laser surgery is a way to correct myopia by permanently changing the cornea’s curvature.
Some people find wearing glasses and contact lenses cumbersome and may not be a good candidate for laser surgery. Our eye doctor in Englewood has another method of combating myopia. Dr. Robert F. Luxenburg offers two contact lens technologies that can temporarily change the cornea’s curvature overnight allowing clear vision during the day without glasses or contact lenses. Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) uses special contact lenses that gently change the shape of the cornea by flattening it. The lenses are worn at night and are taken out in the morning. In two weeks or less the user can see distant objects clearly without corrective lenses of any kind. Our practice was one of the first offices to offer this therapy when it was first introduced in 2002 and has pioneered the use of all the advances since then.
After a complete eye examination, our eye doctor in Englewood offers two variations of this therapy, Paragon CRT and isee from Ortho-K. Both these cornea curvature correction systems utilize oxygen permeable lenses. The isee system allows for customization of the therapy due to the broad range of parameters available. Our patients can see clearly for about three days after using the lenses for one night. One advantage to these CRT systems over laser therapy is that the changes to the cornea are totally reversible, once the patient stops wearing the lenses at night the cornea will begin to revert back to its usual curvature. This gives the patient control over the type of vision correction they want to use at any given time. They can opt for laser surgery if they like the feeling of not using glasses or contact lenses during the day after using CRT lenses for a while. There is virtually no risk of permanent damage to the cornea with these systems as there may be with laser surgery. If you are fed up with eyeglasses and contact lenses make an appointment and let our doctor see if CRT is right for you.