By now everyone has probably heard about Lasik and how it can reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts but understandably, even if the process has been deemed safe and has actually improved quite a bit over the years, there are still some people who feel a little bit squeamish about anything like a laser going into their eye or having anything that resembles surgery in anyway. I get it. I mean as much as having perfect vision would be amazing, humanity has developed to be a little bit squeamish about our eyes, they are mega important after all and once you do something to damage your eyes, there isn’t really much that you can do to repair them. Of course Lasik is incredibly safe now but that doesn’t always quiet the voice in your head that says ahh don’t put that laser near my eye!
As our understanding of eye care and our medical technology improves, we are coming up with more and more options for people those people who want to fix their eyesight but still are a bit weird about the whole drastic steps thing. One of the, in my personal opinion at least, coolest things to come out of the eye care scene recently to address this problem is something called CRT or Corneal Refractive Therapy. CRT uses a rigid but air permeable contact lenses that you specifically wear at night that improves your sight enough temporarily that you don’t have to wear contacts or glasses during the day. All you have to do is to wear these special lenses at night and generally in just a few days people get to the point where they no longer need any help with their vision during the day. The results from CRT are not permanent and if you stop wearing the lenses within a few days your eyesight will probably go back to where it was before but at least for people who don’t want to make the full step towards a more serious procedure, CRT from Meadows Family Eye Care can be a great step where you kind of get the best of both worlds in a way.
Most people who suffer from nearsightedness (when you can’t clearly see things that are far away) are good candidates for CRT unless they have really bad vision (worse than -6) but of course you still have to check with your eye care specialist. If you think that CRT could be a good way for you to fix your vision without having to go under the knife or the laser or whatever it might be, you should make an appointment with Meadows Family Eye Care and talk to their CRT specialists and see if they think that you and your eyes are going to be a good candidate for the procedure. You could end up having great vision (at least during the day) before you know it. It’s both quick and easy, really the best of all possible worlds and options.