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All You Need to Know

Thinking about a change from your regular glasses or contacts? Consider Corneal Refractive Therapy—an option for all ages aiming to improve eyesight without relying on typical eyewear. Unlike LASIK, it’s a gradual enhancement that happens while you sleep, offering a flexible solution. Your comfort in daily activities matters most to our doctors, whether you decide on LASIK later or prefer traditional eyewear.

 

At Art of Optiks, we’re passionate about providing exceptional corneal refractive therapy consultations and treatments. Our team takes the time to understand you and your eyes, ensuring a vision solution that fits your lifestyle. With years of eyecare experience, we’re here to make your Corneal Refractive Therapy journey pleasant and informative. Reach out to our skilled physicians for a consultation.

What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

Eye specialists use a non-surgical approach known as corneal refractive therapy or orthokeratology (Ortho-K) to modify a patient’s prescription. This technique employs rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses that slowly reshape the cornea, addressing myopia and occasionally astigmatism. Worn during sleep, these lenses are removed upon waking, ensuring clear vision without the reliance on contacts or glasses throughout the day. Eligibility for corneal reshaping lenses is determined through a thorough eye exam, with our experienced eye physicians choosing the most suitable type based on the exam results.

Children and Teenagers

Dealing with the challenges of early glasses wear can be overwhelming as a child’s vision undergoes rapid changes. Parents often worry about their children’s vision progression, anticipating the need for stronger prescriptions. Enter Corneal Refractive Therapy, a promising solution reported to slow or even prevent the advancement of myopia or nearsightedness in children. Those opting for this innovative therapy have experienced a decrease in vision decline compared to traditional glasses or contact lenses.

 

For teenagers involved in contact sports like football or hockey, the benefits of Corneal Refractive Therapy shine. If your student-athlete faces performance issues during crucial games or struggles with classroom visibility, our expert advice leans towards exploring Corneal Refractive Therapy as a viable and advantageous alternative.

Adults

Say goodbye to the hassle of traditional eyeglasses throughout the day with Corneal Refractive Therapy! It’s a game-changer for those of us with active lifestyles or who love activities where glasses or regular contacts are just a pain. Enjoy your favorite pastimes like riding, swimming, skiing, golfing, or bicycling without the constant bother of dealing with contacts or glasses. And guess what? It’s not just about convenience – Corneal Refractive Therapy even makes life comfier for folks working in dusty or dirty environments.

 

And hey, if you’re one of those regular contact lens wearers dealing with annoying allergies, dry eyes, or other eye issues, Corneal Refractive Therapy is like a breath of fresh air. No more typical irritations – just embrace the freedom and comfort it brings to various aspects of your life. It’s your eyes, your life – make it easier!

What to Expect

When our doctors give the green light for corneal refractive therapy, a corneal topographer steps in to measure the curves of your corneas. It’s a breeze—quick and painless, producing a topographical map of your eye’s surface in minutes. Our experts analyze the measurements and craft custom lenses just for you. Sometimes, achieving the right prescription might involve a series of up to three lenses. In the beginning, you might notice the lenses before drifting off, but as time goes on, they become so comfy you won’t even feel them. It’s like they become a natural part of your eyes!

Benefits

Beyond the joy of ditching traditional glasses or contacts throughout the day, our patients can’t stop raving about the extra perks of corneal refractive therapy:

Improved Image Sharpness and Clarity

The precise design of corneal refractive therapy lenses compensates for uneven corneal curvature. Because of an abrasion-free surface smoothing procedure, this precision ensures an increase in optical sharpness and clarity by permitting light to enter your eyes more uniformly.

Instantaneous Effects

After the first night of using Ortho-K lenses, improved vision is noticeable upon waking. It’s essential to understand that the effects of corneal refractive therapy are temporary. Users can switch back to regular spectacles or consider LASIK in the future, providing flexibility in vision correction choices.

Feeling of Normalcy

Ortho-K lenses work their magic while you sleep, eliminating the need for regular eyeglasses during the day. Enjoy improved eyesight and a heightened sense of normalcy as you go about your daily activities unrestricted by traditional spectacles. It’s a convenient solution for clearer vision and greater freedom throughout your day.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Elevate your quality of life with corneal refractive therapy, a low-risk option for vision correction. Enjoy improved overall health, heightened productivity, and clearer vision in your daily activities.

Are You a Candidate?

Discover your eligibility for Corneal Refractive Therapy during your annual comprehensive eye exam or pediatric eye exam conducted by our doctors. Suitable candidates should have healthy eyes and rely on glasses or contacts. If you lead an active lifestyle, engage in contact sports, or work in a dusty environment, Corneal Refractive Therapy becomes an appealing option. In contrast to LASIK, corneal reshaping effects are temporary with minimal risks. Candidates opting for Corneal Refractive Therapy can easily discontinue wearing the lenses if they choose to transition back to glasses or contacts.

Locations & Doctors

Art of Optiks takes immense pride in introducing a team of esteemed medical professionals devoted to delivering exceptional optical expertise and treatment. Placing our patients at the forefront, we are committed to providing outstanding care and comprehensive information about their optical concerns. Fostering transparent communication with each patient ensures a comfortable and informed experience at every step. Our experts pledge an extraordinary patient journey marked by camaraderie and fulfillment every single time.

 

Art of Optiks currently has two locations offering a variety of services to our incredible patients. Our doctors, Timothy Haupert and Victoria Whitman, are located at offices in Wayzata and Edina, Minnesota.

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