Part 2: Corneal Refractive Therapy for Myopia Control in Kids
Welcome back to the second part of our blog series on Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). In this installment, we’ll explore how CRT can be a valuable tool for myopia control in children, providing a comprehensive understanding of its benefits. Don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation with the industry leaders in ophthalmology innovation!
Understanding Myopia Control
Myopia is a prevalent vision condition that has been on the rise, especially among children. Commonly known as nearsightedness, myopia is when the eyeball elongates causing distant objects to appear blurry. While glasses and contact lenses are traditional methods for correcting myopia, they don’t address the underlying progression of the condition.
The Myopia Epidemic and Its Risks
The increasing prevalence of myopia is concerning due to its associated risks:
The Role of Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) in Myopia Control
CRT offers a promising approach to myopia control in children. This non-surgical technique involves wearing special retainer style lenses overnight that gently reshape the cornea. By correcting the corneal shape, CRT aims to slow down the progression of myopia up to 60% reducing the risks associated with high myopia. This is a HUGE reduction and can be the difference between vision altering pathology and healthy vision for years to come.
Benefits of CRT for Myopia Control
Slows Myopia Progression: Studies have shown that CRT can significantly slow down the progression of myopia up to 60%, reducing the risk of high myopia and its associated complications.
Reduces Risk of Pathologies: By curbing the progression of myopia, CRT helps lower the risk of conditions like retinal detachment, myopic maculopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.
Improved Quality of Life: Myopia control with CRT means less reliance on glasses or contact lenses during the day, providing children with clearer vision for their daily activities.
Non-Invasive and Safe: CRT doesn’t involve surgery or any invasive procedures, making it a safe and reversible option for children.