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Eye doctor in Englewood

CRT Lenses in Englewood NJ

Eye doctor in Englewood

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.

CRT Lenses Englewood
348 Broad Ave
Leonia, New Jersey 07605
(201) 429-9762

Contact Lens in Leonia

Leonia Eye Care

Contact lenses are an excellent and safe way to correct your vision. Choosing our contact lenses in Leonia that are right for you depends on your visual needs, eye health and a few other factors including corneal curvature. There are many types of contacts to suit almost anyone.

Contact Lens in Leonia

Contact Lens in Leonia

Soft Contact Lenses:
The most frequently prescribed due to the degree of initial comfort that they provide. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism, and presbyopia.

-Daily Wear – can be worn through out the day and are removed before bed
-Extended Wear – can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear
-Single use disposable available in a variety of prescriptions (read more below)
-Color Changing – can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed

1 Day Single Use Contacts:

Single use contacts, otherwise known as “dailies”, are worn in the morning and disposed at night, thus eliminating the cleaning process required when wearing non-disposable contacts. Since these contacts are replaced fresh each morning, wearers do not need to keep track of how long they have been used; this is great for those who forget or ignore cleaning and changing contacts. Single use contacts are easy to carry around, allowing quick replacement when needed. Additionally, the smoothness of the lens is beneficial to those who suffer from allergies or general sensitivity.

Gas Permeable Rigid Contact Lenses:

Often used in cases when soft lenses cannot provided the necessary correction. Also used to slow or stop the progression of nearsightedness. Unfortunately only a few doctors still take the time to fit this more complicated and demanding lens. Dr. Luxenburg is a expert in fitting this type of lens and finds it extremely beneficial for patients with special visual demands or unusual conditions.

Hybrid Contact Lenses:

The latest development in contact lenses manufactured by SynergEyes this lens is a fusion of a rigid lens in the center with a soft outside skirt. Dr. Luxenburg has been working with this lens since it’s approval. We find it a valuable tool in restoring sight for patients with medical vision problems such as Keratoconus and other related corneal conditions. There are many previously uncorrectable visual problems we are now able to address with this amazing product. We at Palisades Optometrics are proud to be one of the very first practices to use this lens as well a premier user of the product.

We offer all types and brands of contact lens in Leonia specifically fitted for each individual’s needs. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs

Eye Doctor in Leonia

348 Broad Ave
Leonia, New Jersey 07605