Corneal Refractive Therapy Golden Valley
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All You Need to Know

Tired of the hassle of traditional eyewear like glasses or contacts? Our team of experts introduces an innovative alternative – Corneal Refractive Therapy. Imagine improving your eyesight gradually while you sleep, regardless of age, without committing to a permanent solution like LASIK. If you ever decide to switch back or opt for LASIK later, it’s easily adaptable. Your comfort is our top priority, ensuring you enjoy every aspect of your daily life. Connect with our experienced physicians to discuss the possibilities of corneal refractive therapy.

 

At Art of Optiks, we are dedicated to providing top-notch consultations and treatments for corneal refractive therapy for our Golden Valley clients. Our specialists take the time to understand you and your unique vision needs. With years of experience in the eye care sector, we promise a comfortable and informative journey, guiding you towards the most suitable vision solution for your lifestyle.

What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

Experience a prescription transformation without the need for surgery through corneal refractive therapy, also known as orthokeratology (Ortho-K). This non-invasive procedure, facilitated by eye specialists, involves the use of rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses to gradually reshape the cornea. Common issues like myopia and occasionally astigmatism can be addressed through this innovative approach. The lenses are worn overnight, molding the cornea while you sleep. Upon waking, the lenses are removed, providing clear vision throughout the day without the reliance on contacts or glasses. Our skilled eye physicians will evaluate your eligibility for corneal reshaping lenses through a thorough eye exam, determining the most suitable type based on individual results.

Children and Teenagers

Navigating the challenges of wearing glasses at a young age, especially with rapidly changing vision, can be a concern for parents. The worry often revolves around the potential for their children’s vision to evolve, requiring stronger prescriptions. Corneal Refractive Therapy emerges as a promising solution, reported to slow or even prevent the progression of myopia or nearsightedness in children. Those opting for this therapy have reported experiencing less decline in vision compared to relying on glasses or contact lenses.

 

For teenagers engaged in contact sports such as football or hockey, Corneal Refractive Therapy proves to be highly beneficial. If your student-athlete encounters performance issues during crucial games or expresses difficulty seeing the whiteboard in class, our doctors recommend considering Corneal Refractive Therapy as a viable alternative.

Adults

Say goodbye to the hassle of standard eyeglasses during your waking hours with Corneal Refractive Therapy. This innovative approach is ideal for individuals leading active lifestyles, engaging in various activities, or working in environments where traditional contacts or glasses are impractical. For adults who enjoy riding, swimming, skiing, golfing, or bicycling, the need for contacts or glasses is eliminated, allowing seamless participation in these sports. Moreover, Corneal Refractive Therapy provides comfort for those working in dusty or unclean environments. It can also alleviate irritation for individuals with allergies, dry eyes, or other eye disorders, making it a versatile solution for enhanced daily comfort.

What to Expect

Once our doctors establish your eligibility for corneal refractive therapy, a corneal topographer comes into play, measuring the curvatures of your corneas. This quick and painless process efficiently generates a topographical map of your eye’s surface within minutes. Our experts carefully analyze the measuring results to craft lenses specifically tailored to you. In some cases, achieving the desired prescription may involve using a set of up to three lenses. Initially, you may be aware of the lenses before bedtime, but over time, they become increasingly comfortable until you effortlessly forget they’re there, ensuring a seamless and minimally intrusive experience.

 

Benefits

In addition to the convenience of bypassing the need for traditional glasses or contacts throughout the day, our patients have enthusiastically highlighted a multitude of other advantages associated with corneal refractive therapy:

Improved Image Sharpness and Clarity

The meticulous design of Corneal Refractive Therapy lenses aims to address uneven corneal curvature. Utilizing a process of abrasion-free surface smoothing, these lenses facilitate a more uniform entry of light into your eyes. This enhancement contributes to improved visual clarity and sharpness.

Instantaneous Effects

Experience improved eyesight as soon as you wake up and remove your Ortho-K lenses after the initial night of use. The effects of corneal refractive therapy are temporary, granting you the flexibility to discontinue the use of the lenses and revert to standard eyeglasses or consider LASIK in the future.

Feeling of Normalcy

Say goodbye to the necessity of wearing regular eyeglasses during the day, as Ortho-K lenses are specifically designed to be worn at night while you sleep. This freedom from the constraints of traditional eyeglasses enables you to navigate your daily activities with improved vision and a greater sense of normalcy.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Corneal refractive therapy offers a significant enhancement to your quality of life, presenting a notably low-risk technique compared to other correction methods. This improvement translates into better overall health, increased efficiency in daily tasks around the house, and a clearer and more precise vision.

Are You a Candidate?

Discover if you qualify for Corneal Refractive Therapy by scheduling your annual comprehensive eye exam or pediatric eye exam with our doctors. Suitable candidates typically have healthy eyes and rely on glasses or contacts for vision correction. If you maintain an active lifestyle, engage in contact sports, or work in a dusty environment, Corneal Refractive Therapy becomes a compelling choice. Unlike LASIK, the effects of corneal reshaping are temporary, with minimal risks. Those opting for Corneal Refractive Therapy can easily discontinue wearing the lenses if they decide to switch back to glasses or contacts.

Locations & Doctors

At Art of Optiks, a team of esteemed medical professionals is committed to delivering exceptional optical expertise and care in Golden Valley. With a focus on our patients, we strive to provide outstanding service and a comprehensive understanding of their optical requirements. Transparent communication is key in ensuring that patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their experience. Our dedicated doctors are committed to providing the best customer experience, fostering unity and contentment in every interaction.

 

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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