Creating a New Way to See With Professional Corneal Reshaping Therapy
Imagine being able to see the world without the hassle of glasses or contacts. It’s possible with Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) from Lumen Optometric. CRT is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that corrects your vision by gently reshaping your eyes while you sleep. In the morning, you simply remove your custom CRT lenses and experience clear vision all day!
CRT brings clear vision to children, teens and adults, but our approach to treating vision differs greatly based on age. When it comes to children, Lumen Optometric focuses on keeping their eyes healthier in the long run by slowing or stopping nearsightedness (myopia). For adults, we use CRT as a non-surgical, reversible option to LASIK. But regardless of your needs, your vision is in good hands. Lumen Optometric is the only eye clinic in Los Angeles County that fits 100% doctor-designed, custom corneal reshaping lenses.
CRT for Kids & Teens
Our goal with pediatric CRT is to protect the health of your child’s eyes. It’s a big problem when a child experiences progressive prescription changes, and our best chance to slow or stop myopia is when your child’s prescription is low. When custom-designed CRT lenses are worn nightly, the progression of myopia can be slowed by at least 40% to 50%. This gives your child clear vision and eliminates the need to wear daytime glasses or contacts.
As a family-owned eye clinic, Lumen Optometric takes the questions you have about your child’s vision seriously. If you’re interested in learning more about our professional corneal reshaping therapy, we can gladly send you an e-book with detailed information. For additional convenience, we’ve also compiled a list of some of the common FAQs we receive.
Why Is slowing myopia important?
In the past, eye care professionals thought the worst part of myopia was declining vision that resulted in children having to get stronger prescriptions each year. We now know there’s more to worry about than ever-thickening lenses. The latest research shows a very strong correlation between certain blinding diseases and an increased myopic prescription. In fact, the following visual shows examples of these blinding diseases and the odds that children will develop these diseases based on their levels of myopia:
The data for this research was collected from the analysis of a large, random population sample to analyze which diseases occur more often with myopic eyes. Most of these blinding diseases typically emerge in the fifth decade of life, but you can protect your children when their prescriptions are low. Protect them now and the health benefits will carry forward for the rest of their lives.
How does Lumen Optometric fit CRT differently?
Lumen Optometric is the only office in the San Gabriel Valley that designs CRT lenses directly from the shape of your child’s eyes. Off-the-rack options can’t guarantee myopia control, but our personalized parameters ensure maximum control of your child’s prescription.
CRT for Adults
CRT is also a great option for adults who meet the following criteria:
- A desire for freedom from glasses or daytime contacts
- Physically active
- Suffer from contact lens-related dry eye
- Want the benefits of laser surgery without the risk of permanent side effects
Lumen Optometric is happy to answer any questions you may have about CRT, and for your convenience, we’ve compiled a few more FAQs.
How does it work?
We design custom-fit CRT lenses that mold to your eyes while you sleep. The lenses are designed to provide clear vision from the moment you wake up until bedtime. Some CRT patients even experience two days of full clarity with only one night’s wear!
Is it safe?
The FDA and numerous studies have proven that corneal reshaping therapy is safe. The lenses are only worn for seven to eight hours while you’re sleeping. That’s quite a difference when compared to traditional soft lenses that are typically worn for 10 to 24 hours.
My eyes are dry with soft contacts. Will CRT help with dryness?
Yes! With CRT, lenses are not worn throughout the day. That means your eyes will not feel dry like they do when you’re wearing soft contacts.
How many times do I need to wear CRT lenses before I see clearly?
Depending on your prescription and corneal elasticity, full correction can take as little as one to two weeks. Patients are often happy after a few nights of wear, but in cases with high prescriptions, full clarity may take three to four weeks. In the interim, the transition to full clarity is eased with temporary loaner glasses. Once you arrive at a stable point, nightly wear will maintain your clear vision.
Are there age limitations?
Definitely not. As long as your prescription, eye health, sleep schedule, visual needs and visual expectations are all in line with what CRT can offer, there are no age limitations.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Lumen Optometric is the only eye care provider in the San Gabriel Valley to design 100% custom CRT lenses. We also take great care in guiding our patients through the corneal reshaping learning process. Your comfort, health and vision are important to us, so reach out to schedule a consultation with our expert optometrist! Give Lumen Optometric a call at (626) 921-0199 or contact us online to learn more about our high-quality CRT services.