Specialty Keratoconus Lens Fits
Keratoconus is a cone shaped deformity of the cornea, characterized by progressive thinning and bulging of the central portion of the cornea. It usually begins in adolescence and progresses over the next several years. Keratoconus involves both eyes, with one usually more involved. The cause is still unknown.
Keratoconus creates an irregular surface on the cornea, which causes an irregular astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition of the shape of an eye which prevents light rays from coming to a single focus on the retina (back of the eye). Since astigmatism is irregular, visual correction with glasses is impossible.
Contact lenses, both hard and soft, are used with great success to correct the astigmatism problem. The lenses form a smooth surface over the irregular cornea, although they do not change the progress of the disease. If scarring occurs, corneal transplants are sometimes needed. Corneal transplantation for keratoconus has a 90 to 95 percent success rate.
Our office specializes in the fitting of the latest keratoconus lenses available on the market today including hydrogel lenses which offer the visual correction of a gas permeable lens with the comfort of a soft lens all in one.
If you suffer from the effects of keratoconus, and are tired of not being able to use traditional contact lenses than this is the practice for you! Come and make an appointment with our contact lens specialist and allow her to change your views about contact lenses.
Keratoconus can cause your vision to be distorted with symptoms that include:
- Blurred vision
- Streaky vision
- Sensitivity to light
Some Benefits of Keratoconus Lenses Include:
- Better fit on your eye to eliminate discomfort and the possibility of the lens dislodging
- Crisper clearer vision
- Longer wearing times