Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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Posted on 06-14-2017
At Sevigny & Associates Eye Care, our Wauchula optometrist is committed to helping you achieve better eye and vision health. One of the many services we're able to offer in our three area locations is that of corneal refractive therapy for vision correction, also known as Ortho-K therapy. If you have a less-than-perfect vision as a result of misshapen corneas, then this treatment could benefit you.
Specifically, corneal refractive therapy works through the use of overnight contacts in Arcadia. These specialized, gas permeable contact lenses are worn while you sleep and are able to reshape the corneas overnight. When you wake up, you can remove the contact lenses and your vision will be drastically improved for anywhere from one to two days! This is a great treatment option for those who want to be able to see more clearly without glasses or contacts, but who also don't want to have LASIK surgery or anything drastic done.
There are many eye and vision conditions that can be treated with corneal refractive therapy, with astigmatism and near-sightedness being among the most common. However, overnight contacts have also been found effective in slowing the progression of other conditions, such as myopia.
Most patients are a good candidate for this vision therapy, but you should always consult with an eye doctor. Because there is little risk involved, most patients can try corneal refractive therapy for themselves and see if it's right for them. If not, you can always return to wearing your traditional corrective lenses or explore other options, such as LASIK.
If you'd like to find out more about corneal refractive therapy, our Sebring optometry team is happy to help. Schedule a consultation with Sevigny & Associates Eye Care today by calling (863) 773-3322. We would be happy to find an appointment date and time that works with your busy schedule!
How could your life improve with corneal refractive therapy and clearer vision?
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