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Fox 5 News interview with Dr. Jeruss!
Improve Your Vision While You Sleep!
Non-Surgical Eye Retainers Reduce or Eliminate Myopia (nearsight)
“What the heck are they talking about?”
The most exciting thing happening in eyecare today is Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), the procedure of re-shaping the cornea with specially designed semi- rigid gas permeable contact lenses to reduce or eliminate myopia (nearsight) and astigmatism. Developed over the past 46 years, it has been gaining recognition as a safer and less expensive alternative to refractive surgery.
It goes by a number of different names, among them Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), and the newest Wavefront Corneal Molding.
All of the corneal re-shaping techniques utilize specially designed semi-rigid contact lenses that are worn for short periods of time to temporarily flatten the central cornea. Upon removing the lens, the re-shaped cornea then focuses objects onto the retina, instead of in front of it, resulting in clear vision. The effect usually lasts 1-3 days.
Corneal molding is safe and completely reversible. Dr Jeruss has been primarily using the Wave software custom lens design. Using the same wavefront technology as in Wavefront Guided LASIK, a corneal mapping topographer captures 14,000 measurements of the entire corneal shape, and imports them into a highly sophisticated computer software lens design program. Dr. Jeruss then designs an exact corneal mold of your eye. This results in faster and more accurate myopia reduction, and therefore better vision.