EyePlace Recommended Solutions for RGP, Ortho-K(CRT), Scleral Contact Lenses

Our top recommendation for CRT / Ortho-K Lenses : We recommend everyone to start with Unique Ph alone. If you like to have more cleaning power, you can combine Alcon Clear Care system with Unique Ph. If Unique Ph brand solution is not available, Boston Simplus can be used instead. Periodic use of Menicon Progent cleaner can remove stubborn protein buildups.

Our recommendation for Scleral Lenses : Alcon Clear Care to clean and store lenses then fill the lenses with Menicon Lacripure before inserting to eyes. Use of common soft contact lens “saline” solution to fill the lenses can cause lens irritation and lens intolerances issues. Blink Clear brand rewetting drops can be used to clear the blurry films while wearing lenses. Menicon progent cleaner can be added to maintain clarity of lenses.

Unisol 4 replacement
Preservative free contact lens solution

For Hybrid lenses ( Synergeyes brand lenses) we recommend Alcon clear care to clean.

Fighting against Myopia

Since we provide myopia control / prevention services in 2004, we saw gradual increase of effective tools for the fight. Myopia progression measuring tools became more accurate and objective , such as biometry ( measurement of eye ball length.. LensStar, IOL Master ), topography (measurement of eye shape.. OPD Scan, Pentacam..). More management tools are in our disposal such as Ortho-K lenses ( CRT, Moonlens, Dream lens and GOV, softOK) , Soft multifocal lenses ( Mysight, Multifocal Lenses) and atropine eye drops. These tools can be optimized for each patient’s needs and conditions. But still none of above method has 100% efficacy. However, combining multiple strategies can produce much better results. If you are interested learning more about, make an appointment with Dr. Youn to find out what might be the best strategy for your case.

Dr. Youn Certified for New GOV Ortho-K Lenses

govDr. Youn added new GOV lens design to his battery of over night ortho-k lenses. GOV lenses are designed for patients with higher prescriptions and people with large or flat eyes. GOV lenses can be used for prescriptions up to -8 diopters with moderate astigmatisms. If you have been discouraged from CRT or ortho keratology procedures, consult Dr. Youn for new options.

How CRT-Night Contact Lenses Work

crtlogoCRT lenses are worn at night while sleeping and are removed first thing in the morning. The molding effect of the cornea takes place rapidly while you sleep.  The patient is then closely monitored by Dr. Youn as he uses special non-invasive corneal mapping techniques during the first few days, at which the majority of the eye correction will take place.  Typically, it takes about 3 to 7 days for a CRT patient to achieve a stable daytime correction, however it may take longer for higher prescription corrections.

Because of its non-invasive nature and reversibility, this treatment is suitable for young and school age children.  People older than 40 years of age are also very good candidates because their correction can be adjusted as often as necessary to reduce the use of reading glasses. Also patients who normally undergo frequent prescription changes are excellent candidates for CRT because of its flexibility. Additionally, due to the fact that CRT lenses are worn only at night, patients with sensitive eyes, mild dryness or contact lens sensitivity also make great candidates.