With the summer season approaching, the temperatures are rising and swimming pools are being opened up. Don’t let your eye condition keep you from enjoying a nice day out at the pool due to the hassle of wearing your contacts or glasses. Consider corneal reshaping therapy to correct your myopia (nearsightedness) or other refractive errors to eliminate the need to wear contacts or glasses during the day.
Corneal reshaping therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical vision correction therapy that is used to correct refractive errors like myopia. Myopia is a condition where the eyeball is too long causing the light rays passing through the lens to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on top of it, resulting in blurry vision.
This therapeutic process of corneal reshaping uses specialized contact lenses to reshape or flatten the cornea, helping to reduce the effects of myopia and slow the progression of the condition. These lenses, such as Paragon Corneal Reshaping Therapy Lenses, are worn overnight and gently correct the curvature of the cornea.
This reshaping helps to focus the light correctly on to the retina. When the lenses are removed in the morning, this reshaping results in distant objects coming back into focus and allows the patient to see clearly without contacts or glasses.
Swimming is a popular summer activity for many of us. If you wear soft contacts, it is important to understand that wearing soft contact lenses while swimming can not only result in lost lenses but can also lead to sight-threatening bacterial infections of the eye. With corneal reshaping, you can enjoy the pool worry-free without contacts or glasses.
Corneal reshaping can also help eliminate the need for glasses or daytime contacts in both adults and children, making activities like swimming or other athletics more enjoyable.
Corneal reshaping therapy can not only provide kids with clearer vision but can also slow the progression of myopia. As myopia progresses, it can increase your risk of developing other eye diseases that could result in vision loss. Common eye diseases associated with myopia include:
When it comes to new eye care options, a common question may be if the therapy or procedure is safe, especially for children. Corneal reshaping therapy is safe for both adults and children. The FDA did not find any significant negative effects caused by CRT during their approval process.
Wearing any type of contact lenses can come with certain risks, such a corneal infection. That is why it is important to take proper care of your lenses and follow the instructions given by your eye care provider.
Call Dittman Eyecare today to learn more about our corneal reshaping therapy to correct your myopia or astigmatism.