Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Pat Caroline


The permanency of corneal reshaping in light of an undesirable outcome has been a major concern for practitioners and patients alike. Therefore, a non-surgical modality that can provide stable and reversible, vision correction has been the ultimate goal of the eye care industry. Corneal reshaping with contact lenses has steadily increased, culminating in the birth of modern Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT. The Paragon CRT lens is the result of years of ongoing research into the science of overnight corneal reshaping with RGP lenses. This has been made possible by recent merging technologies. In our study, we investigated the success rate of the initial suggested CRT diagnostic lens projected by the Paragon CRT Calculator. Due to the classified nature of the study, the sponsor Paragon Vision Sciences has requested the work remain proprietary until the spring of 2003.

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