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Corneal reshaping, also called "Orthokeratology" is a way for you to see clearly all day without contacts, glasses, or surgery.

When our patients first find out about this treatment, they almost always say, "how come we haven't heard of this before?"  

Most of the time, people think the only choices for correcting their vision are...

  1. Eyeglasses

  2. Contact lenses

  3. LASIK Eye Surgery

There are many positives for all the three treatments but they all certainly have their pitfalls. 

For example:

  • Glasses aren't ideal when you are playing sports, mountain biking, skiing, swimming and so on.

  • Contact lenses can dry the eyes out.

  • Surgery on the eyes can be risky (it is your vision after all, and you only have two eyes).

OrthoK or (CRT) can be the solution to all these dilemmas.

Once you get past the beginning phases of the treatment (which take 1 to 2 weeks) you will see consistently well in the morning, afternoon and night without wearing any corrective lenses!

Benefits of OrthoK

😃 No more glasses.

😃 No more hassles with contact lenses.

😃 Wake up in the morning and see clearly right away.

😃 No more worries - "should I risk it and do LASIK?"

😃 Completely reversible - if you stop wearing the OrthoK lenses, you'll revert back to your original prescription. 

😃 Studies show that it is effective in slowing or stopping the progression of myopia/nearsightedness.

😃 Lenses last at least a year but usually 2 years before you have to switch them out.



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😃 How the way children “see” the world affect their behavior

😃 How to build school performance by enhancing vision

😃 How to perform assessments and tests of vision skills

😃 How and why vision development therapy works



Peter Charron, OD, FCOVD is a private practice Optometrist in Bellingham, Washington who wants you and your therapists to have the best information at your fingertips.

Dr. Peter Charron was born and raised in Portland, Maine.  He moved to Bellingham in 2010 after practicing optometry for 2 years in Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a major in Neuroscience, then earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2008. He has wanted to be an Optometrist ever since he was introduced to vision therapy in college. 

In 2014, he earned a Board Certification with the College of Vision Development which requires passing written and oral exams, and over 100 hours of additional coursework in vision therapy related material. He is the only provider in Whatcom & Skagit County to hold this credential.

Dr. Charron is the owner of Charron Vision Therapy in Bellingham, WA.

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