Many dry eye patients often discontinue contact lens wear due to discomfort or end-of-the-day dryness. If you find your eyes feeling tired or irritated or find yourself unable to wear contact lenses for a full day, consider corneal refractive therapy (CRT) lenses.
Soft contact lenses disrupt the tear-film, leading to ocular surface dryness and lens intolerance. Transitioning soft contact lens wearers into CRT lenses has shown improvements in both vision-related quality of life and clinical signs related to dry eye.
CRT lenses are specially designed gas-permeable lenses that correct myopic (nearsighted) prescriptions overnight. While you are asleep, CRT lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea), allowing you to see clearly the next day after removing the lenses.
In addition to combating dryness in contact lens wearers, CRT lenses can also be a great option for patients who do not qualify for LASIK, individuals who lead an active lifestyle, and children to slow the progression of myopia.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could reduce your dry eye symptoms without having to switch back into glasses full-time? Get fit for your night armor today!
Aamena Kazmi, OD
The Dry Eye Doctor at BFEC