FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Corneal Refractive Therapy [CRT] (Orthokeratology)?
Corneal Refractive Therapy is a non-surgical procedure in which Dr. Singh personally designs a series of rigid FDA-approved Paragon CRT lenses that are customized to create a gentle change in the shape of the cornea. They are worn while you sleep, and removed during the day. It is ideal for patients who want freedom from wearing glasses or day time contact lenses without undergoing surgery
Is CRT/Orthokeratology safe?
Paragon CRT Contact Lenses are the first therapeutic lens design approved by the FDA for overnight orthokeratology for the temporary reduction of myopia. Studies have shown that the risk of infection with overnight corneal reshaping lenses is similar to that of other overnight modalities.
Who is a good candidate for Corneal Refractive Therapy?
Orthokeratology can be effective for myopic (nearsightedness) and to a certain extent, astigmatism patients. You are also a great candidate if you need great vision without the use of contacts or glasses. You could also be a great candidate if you cannot wear soft contacts lenses due to allergies, inconvenience, dryness, etc.
Please call our office to set up a consultation appointment to see if you are a good candidate! '
Can Corneal Refractive Therapy/Orthokeratology stop my eyes from getting worse every year?
Studies have shown that nearsightedness progressed to a higher degree in patients wearing soft contact lenses versus orthokeratology molds.
Is Corneal Refractive Therapy permanent?
No, CRT only works as long as you continue treatment. If you stop wearing the molds regularly while you sleep, your vision and corneal shape will return to its original state as little as in a couple of days depending on how long the treatment was ongoing.