Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses were clinically developed as a great solution for people who are nearsighted. Being nearsighted (myopia) is a common vision condition confirmed by a basic eye exam. If you are nearsighted, objects near you can be seen; however, objects farther away appear blurry. Depending on the degree of your nearsightedness, your ability to focus on distant objects may be difficult. Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are intended to improve the vision of individuals with low to moderate myopia (nearsightedness up to -6.00 diopters) and moderate astigmatism.
Nearsightedness is often first diagnosed between early school years through the teens. The main symptom is blurred vision when looking at distant objects, which is caused by a natural change in the shape of the eye. You might squint or frown when trying to see distant objects clearly. You may have trouble clearly seeing images or words on a blackboard, movie screen, or television. This can lead to poor school, athletic, or work performance. Many factors contribute to the speed with which nearsightedness may develop, but it often worsens rapidly during childhood and adolescence.
Myopia may be a byproduct of modern, urban life, as researchers have noted that nearsightedness rates are relatively low in agricultural regions and nations. High rates of myopia among children in East Asian countries have been attributed to long hours reading indoors. By the time they complete high school, as many as 90% of urban Chinese youth are afflicted by myopia. That’s about three times the rate among U.S. children. Even more troubling is the severity of the Chinese cases. Between 10% and 20% of nearsighted Chinese children are expected to develop “high myopia,” which is largely untreatable and may lead to blindness.
Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are approved by the FDA for all ages. The procedure can be performed on practically anyone of any age, as long as his or her eyes are healthy. Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses holds particular appeal for people who participate in sports, or work in dusty, dirty environments that can cause problems for regular contact lenses. Active lifestyles make children and teenagers ideal candidates for Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses. Since Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses offer similar benefits to LASIK, but without the surgery, it’s also a solution for adolescents who are not eligible for LASIK.
Since there are variations in patient physiology and visual needs, the decision for corneal refractive therapy, at any age, can only be made after a thorough eye exam and the recommendations of the eye care professional.
Paragon Vision Sciences supports and recommends an annual eye exam regardless of symptoms. If you feel you may be nearsighted and want the freedom from daytime contacts or glasses, ask your eye care professional if Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are right for you.
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