Myopia (Nearsightedness) & Treatment Options

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or Nearsightedness, is a condition that describes when light enters the eye and is focused in front of the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye). Usually, myopia occurs because the eyeball grows too long during childhood. The result is squinting to try to correct the blurred or distorted vision.

Myopia is a major health concern and is considered an epidemic because of how it affects vision and health.


What Can You Do?

At ECS Pediatric & Adult, we can treat myopia by prescribing Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). Also, called Overnight Retainers, CRT is a non-surgical, FDA-approved therapeutic contact lens worn while sleeping that reshapes the cornea without permanently altering its physiology. This is important as the eyes of children and teens are still maturing. You wear the lenses at night, take them out in the morning and the result is clear vision the entire day!

More About CRT

Imagine putting your lenses on before bedtime, removing them when you wake up, and enjoying great vision during the day, while not wearing daytime contacts, glasses, or surgery!

This is possible through a process we provide called Corneal Refractive Therapy (or Corneal Reshaping Therapy). We use FDA approved overnight retainers for all of our Corneal Reshaping patients. Our doctors who provide this service, Dr. Prazer and Dr. Skoner, are certified providers of Paragon CRT lenses.

Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Lenses were FDA approved in June 2002. This therapeutic contact lens gently and safely reshapes the cornea while you sleep to correct nearsightedness (myopia). Most commonly referred to as “Corneal Reshaping”, CRT offers a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that temporarily corrects nearsightedness up to -6.00 diopters, and mild amounts of astigmatism.

CRT Lenses provide great, device-free vision during the day to improve your quality of life at home, at school, at work, and at play!

If you’re tired of the hassles and discomfort of daytime contacts or glasses, or you’re unsure of eye surgery, Corneal Refractive Therapy may be a perfect option to correct your nearsightedness – while you sleep!

CRT gives you freedom from the discomfort of wearing daytime contacts. A great solution to suffering from dry, itchy, and uncomfortable eyes is simply not wearing contacts during your waking hours! An easy way to escape the hassles and interference of wearing glasses is not having to wear them either.