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.