Unfortunately short-sightedness cannot be stopped from occurring, however recent research indicates that the progression of short-sightedness can be slowed down by wearing specially-designed contact lenses overnight. This form of treatment is called Orthokeratology or Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT).
Orthokeratology has been around for several decades however recent advances in lens technology have enabled it to become an effective method of treatment in the management of short-sightedness. Orthokeratology lenses gently reshape the cornea (clear front cover of the eye) during sleep and provide clearer vision when the lenses are removed.
For more information on Orthokeratology, please make an appointment at The Eye Practice to speak to one of our experienced Optometrists by phoning (02) 9290 1899.