Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a FDA-approved, non-surgical overnight contact lens therapy that corrects your child’s prescription while they sleep. During the daytime, your child will see clearly without glasses or contacts.
Longitudinal studies have proven the safety and effectiveness of this treatment, and it received unanimous FDA approval in 2002 without age restriction. Multiple studies have shown a 50-60% reduction of myopia progression in children wearing CRT lenses1,2. Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) involves specialty contact lens considerations and instrumentation. Therefore, only certified doctors are licensed to prescribe it. At Silicon Valley Eyecare, all of our optometrists are certified CRT eye care professionals.
A consultation to determine if CRT is the best option for your child can be completed at your child’s annual eye exam. If you are concerned about your child’s progressing nearsightedness, give our office a call to schedule an evaluation.