Virginia Beach Eye Doctor

Myopia Eye Care in Virginia Beach

Myopic control refers to helping you combat nearsightedness, in which you have difficulties focusing on things in the distance. For a long time, the traditional solution for myopia was eyeglasses or contact lenses. And they're still good options. But what if you've grown weary of depending on them so much? Well, there's laser surgery, of course. But for various reasons, this may not be the right option for you. Perhaps you don't meet the qualifications. Or you could be anxious about resorting to a surgical remedy. Regardless of why, we at Breedlove Eye Center are pleased to be able to offer you a choice that lies between corrective lenses and laser surgery. Thanks to corneal refractive therapy (CRT), our Virginia Beach eye doctor can have you seeing with great improvement at a distance.

What is CRT exactly? You wear special therapeutic lenses, but only overnight while you sleep. They reshape you cornea temporarily, resulting in corrected eyesight the next day. No, it's not magic. The cause of myopia, as well as other refractive disorders, is that your cornea becomes misshaped. Under normal circumstances, when light enters your eye, the cornea directs it to strike your retina in the center. But if your cornea's shape is off, the light is misdirected and in the case of myopia, it strikes the retina at the front instead of the center. Laser surgery serves to make a permanent correction of your cornea's curvature. CRT from our Virginia Beach eye doctor, on the other hand, needs to be worn every night so that you can enjoy corrected vision the next morning and throughout the day.

To be a good candidate for CRT, you need to be at least 18 years old. Our Virginia Beach eye doctor will examine you and determine if you qualify to wear the special lenses, as well as answer any questions that you may have about CRT. You should be aware that the way in which it reshapes your corneas is 100% safe and gentle. If you have low to moderate astigmatism as well as myopia, you can still benefit from it. And if you awaken during the night, you'll be able to see your way clearly with your therapeutic lenses on.

Virginia Beach Eye Doctor

1729 Wildwood Dr.

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454