Among the many ways in which our Englewood optometrist, Dr. Ronald F. Luxenburg, helps you to achieve the best vision that you’re capable of is by offering the very latest in lens technology such as CRT and iSee. At Palisades Optometrics, we recommend a comprehensive eye exam to all our valued customers on an annual basis. Not only because your vision needs change all the time, but because it allows us to screen you for the most common eye diseases, most of which present no obvious symptoms to alert you to them in their early stages.
If you’ve been wearing eyeglasses or contacts for a long time and you’ve grown weary of them, but for one reason or another you are not ready to take the leap to laser eye surgery (or you’re simply not a good candidate for it), then CRT and iSee are exciting options for you to consider. With CRT, you wear them overnight, while you sleep. They do the job similar to what laser surgery does, by reshaping your corneas so as light passes through, it strikes your retina, thus giving you normal eyesight . You just put them on each night at bedtime and when you wake up you are treated to a full day of improved, clear, sharp vision. Our Englewood area optometrist can give you many of the benefits you would expect from surgery, without having to go through that process and it works great on children as well.
iSee lenses do the same thing as CRT. They are both made of highly oxygen permeable material and are not only effective, but safe to wear. With iSee, our Englewood optometrist, Dr. Luxenburg, can typically restore you to 20/20 vision, sometimes after a single night of use. For some people with particularly severe refractive problems, it may take a few weeks to get fully up to speed and achieve optimal vision. Will you still need your regular eyeglasses or contact lenses? You may not. But at minimum, your need for them will be greatly reduced. As for whether CRT or iSee is the better option for you, we will discuss the pros and cons with you as part of your examination and evaluation.