Corneal Refractive Therapy
Contact lens wearers are particularly predisposed to the development of dry eye, with 50-75% of wearers reporting dry eye symptoms.
CRT lenses are worn only while sleeping, eliminating the dryness and discomfort of daytime contacts and giving you freedom and comfort when it matters most!
If you're one of the many individuals who experience dry eye or contact lens discomfort, CRT may be the treatment option for you! In fact, many successful CRT patients were previous soft lens wearers. If you experience dry eye, LASIK may not be an appropriate option, making Paragon CRT an excellent alternative. CRT is an FDA approved treatment for nearsightedness (myopia). It temporarily eliminates the need for daytime contacts or glasses and is a nonsurgical alternative for patients who prefer a less permanent treatment option.
How CRT Works
In the myopic eye (difficulty seeing at a distance), the focusing power is too great. Light focuses in front of the retina, making distant objects appear blurry. When eyeglasses or contacts are worn, light is focused on the retina so you can see clearly.
Today, Paragon CRT provides a new option for patients with myopia. Paragon CRT lenses correct myopia, with or without low to moderate astigmatism, by gently and safely reshaping the cornea while you sleep. When the Paragon CRT lenses are removed in the morning, the treated cornea allows light to focus on the retina. The result is clear, natural vision for all or most of your waking hours. And yes, if you get up during the night, CRT lenses will enable you to see clearly with the lenses on! CRT provides 24-hour vision!