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Today, in every part of the world, lives are touched by myopia. Please read and consider the importance of the topic of myopia and the current data on controlling progression.
NASA Research Provides Basis For Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses
During three Space Shuttle missions from 1993 to 1996, astronauts conducted experiments in the SPACEHAB pressurized research laboratory in the Orbiter’s cargo bay. Through this research, they were able to identify ways to form more permeable materials that allow oxygen to reach the cornea, which are ideal for extended-wear contact lenses.
The results allowed Paragon Vision Sciences to develop an improved process that led to HDS® (Hyperpurified Delivery System) contact lenses. These gas-permeable rigid lenses don’t contain water like soft contacts, are resistant to deposits and less likely to contain bacteria. Since they are rigid, they are easier to handle, retain their shape, and provide better vision. In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved these lenses for continuous wear of up to seven days.
While the HDS® lenses improve vision, the technology was to use these materials to make a contact that could temporarily improve vision after it had been removed from the eye. In other words, it would actually reshape the cornea while the wearer slept.
The Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are the first therapeutic lens design approved by the FDA for overnight use to temporarily reduce nearsightedness. Wearers insert the Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses at night, removing them in the morning. The result should be clear, natural vision lasting all day, eliminating the need for daytime contacts or glasses.
This is a non-surgical alternative for those who want to be free of glasses and contacts without undergoing laser-corrective surgery. In studies, 65 percent of the patients using the Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses achieved 20/20 vision or better.
More than 10,000 eye care practitioners worldwide are now certified to prescribe the lenses for Orthokeratology, with tens of thousands of consumers now enjoying the benefits of this remarkable technology born in space.
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