Gentle Vision Shaping, also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy, is a non-surgical process that aims to reshape your cornea while you sleep. CRT utilizes therapeutic lenses that look similar to contacts. You simply insert the lenses into your eyes while you sleep, and you remove them during the day. This process provides clear, natural vision once the lenses are removed.
CRT is a better alternative to glasses or contact lenses if you don’t want to worry about wearing any kind of vision correction throughout the day. In addition, eye irritation or dryness that is often associated with wearing contact lenses is elminitated with CRT. This is a safe, non-surgical approach or alternative to improving and restoring vision.
CRT is primarily for people of any age that are nearsighted. This option is especially beneficial for childrens and teens that are actively participating in sports or any intense of active extra curricular activity.
If we determine that CRT is right for you, you can expect about an hour long fitting. Please do not wear eye makeup during this initial appointment, as it can affect the cleanliness of the procedure. We will discuss proper insertion and removal of the contact lenses during this time. Follow up appointments are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of your lenses.
For more information on CRT or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (361) 993-7778!