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Our optometrists may suggest CRT contact lenses if you have myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, which means you cannot see far away objects clearly. Myopia is the result of an incorrectly shaped cornea, which is the clear transparent cover on the front of your eye. Your cornea bends the light entering your eye so that the light strikes a precise spot on the back of your eye, known as the retina, which sends information about the images you see to your brain. An improperly shaped cornea causes the light to strike the wrong place on the back of your eye, causing blurred vision.
You can wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to bend the light before it enters your eye. Poor vision returns the moment you take off your glasses or remove your contacts.
Doctors began performing laser surgery to correct myopia in the 1980s. While the procedure helps restore clearer vision for some patients, the laser eye surgery is not appropriate for all patients. It is not recommended for those with astigmatism, a condition where light fails to come to a single focus on the retina, for example.
Corneal refractive therapy is a safe, effective, non-surgical way to correct your vision without the uses of conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The secret behind corneal refractive therapy is a special contact lens that you wear at night while you sleep. This contact lens applies gentle pressure to restore the cornea to its proper shape.
Unlike traditional contact lenses that provide clear vision when you put them in, CRT starts to work when you take them out.
CRT is the leading edge, most modern technique in use for the treatment of nearsightedness today. Research shows CRT slows the progression of nearsightedness by seven times.
Our optometrists, Dr. Todd Cohan and Dr. Emily Pott, can help you determine if non-surgical vision correction with CRT is right for you. Every member of our optometry clinic in Long Grove is committed to providing modern services and procedures for our patients.
Determining if CRT is right for you starts with a comprehensive examination of your eyes to make sure they are healthy and that you are a proper candidate for CRT. Next, our optometrist will measure your eyes to create your CRT lenses. You will apply the CRT lenses like an ordinary contact lens, with clean hands and using a special solution, but wear your CRT lenses while you sleep. The lens will reshape your cornea as you sleep. You should have clear vision when you awaken and remove your CRT lenses.
CRT is one of the most exciting advancements in the treatment of nearsightedness. Ask our optometrists in Long Grove IL if CRT is right for you. Forsight Vision is located at 4160 IL Route 83, Suite 107 in Long Grove, IL. We also serve patients living in Long Grove, Kildeer, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Riverwoods, Lake Zurich, Arlington Heights in Illinois. Make your appointment today by calling (847) 955-9393.
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