Keratoconus occurs in the estimated range of 5-20 per thousand people. It warps the corneal tissue on the front of the eye and leads to poor vision and transplants in many cases. Rigid contact lenses have allowed patients with Keratoconus good sight for years. New treatment options are on the horizon.
Keratoconus | Eye Doctors Contact Lenses and New Options for Treatment Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes vision to gradually worsen over time, as the transparent corneal tissue that covers the front of the eye thins and bulges forward, forming the cone shape that keratoconus is named for. Rapid increases in nearsightedness and astigmatism [...]
When You Optometrist Says You Have Astigmatism Don’t Start Planning an Eye Funeral Often patients who have changed to a new optometrist find themselves being alarmed when told they have astigmatism. Frequently it is the first time they are aware of a new eye condition and it is cause for concern. In most cases, their [...]
There is a difference between eye exams for contact lenses versus eye exams for eyeglass wearers. When making an appointment for an eye exam, express your desires for either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Typically, people already wearing eyeglasses schedule appointments to switch over to contact lenses. The motivation may be cosmetic, better peripheral vision, or [...]