Corneal Refractive Therapy at Suburban Eye Care Could Change Your Life
LIVONIA, MICHIGAN--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - Suburban Eye Care - About one in three Americans is nearsighted, according to the National Eye Institute, and the vast majority of them wear glasses or contact lenses. But for many, wearing corrective lenses of any sort can be inconvenient or even painful. Now, with the advent of a revolutionary night-time eye care called Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), those who are nearsighted may be able to stop wearing glasses or contacts altogether, said Dr. John Jacobi, OD, FCOVD, Developmental Optometrist and principal owner of Suburban Eye Care in Livonia, Michigan.
There are many circumstances under which wearing glasses or contacts can be uncomfortable: Those who work outdoors, for example, may find their glasses sliding down their nose when they perspire. Water sports are almost impossible, if you want to be able to see properly while swimming, skiing or surfing. And in winter, skiers are often forced to get prescription lenses for their goggles.
Also, if a person has dry eyes or some other irritating condition, wearing contacts can exacerbate the situation, causing the person to use drops all day long, or even remove their lenses to get relief.
But Corneal Refractive Therapy can change all that.
"Corneal Refractive Therapy involves wearing a special kind of contact lens while you're sleeping. Over a period of 10 to 14 days, the lenses gradually flatten the cornea, which enhances the person's ability to focus on objects in the distance. The lenses are removed in the morning and, because the cornea has changed shape, the person can see all day without using corrective lenses. This kind of eye care can make a huge difference in someone's quality of life and make it possible for them to do things they haven't been able to do in years, if ever," said Dr. Jacobi.
Dr. Jacobi patients have been very pleased with the results: "Speaking as someone with dry eyes, it was difficult for me to wear my contacts during the day. Just the act of blinking over them was uncomfortable. With CRT, I just put in the contacts and go to bed. Perfect."
Although CRT doesn't usually fully correct the vision, it is possible if you start early enough in life. At Suburban Eye Care "Parents pursue CRT for their children because it dramatically slows or even halts the progression of nearsightedness," Dr. Jacobi explained.