CRT is an acronym for corneal reshaping therapy. CRT is performed with the use of retainer lenses. These lenses consist of a unique material and customized designs that actually reshape the eye’s front surface. Myopia management with CRT through Dr. Bei Zhang’s office is advantageous in that the retainer lenses are used when sleeping, meaning contact lenses and glasses are not necessary during the day. CRT is also effective in the context of myopia control. This treatment has the potential to reduce the progression of nearsightedness by a considerable percentage. Though myopia management with CRT requires several visits with the eye doctor along with customized retainer lenses, the effort is well worth it considering the reward.
There is no cure for myopia. However, the progression of myopia can be slowed with CRT. This is a non-invasive procedure that is even reversible if desired.