1 out of 2000 People are Diagnosed with Keratoconus
Have you been recently diagnosed with keratoconus? While the challenges involved with your vision may have been noticeable over the past few years or more, such as poor vision, glare, and dizziness.
Keratoconus is a condition that can develop in the pre-teen years when the cornea starts to change its shape. Often, patients will seek the help of an optometrist when driving at night becomes unbearable from the glare or when they can’t view the blackboard or computer screen due to poor, blurry vision.
What is Keratoconus?
When the surface of the eye changes shape from spherical to cone-shaped (or in severe cases ridges & further irregular structure), light fails to pass through properly. Plus, fitting a regular contact lens to rest on and adhere to the eye surface is painful. These surface variations are unique to each individual, where some may be able to get by with contacts or glasses, while for others will typically rely on a gas permeable lens or scleral lens.
The real challenge for keratoconus patients isn’t from a lack of alternatives, rather finding a balance in their vision. Aside from prescription changes that could develop, keratoconus can cause such discomfort and visual distortion that a corneal transplant would be required.
For those living with Keratoconus, finding a knowledgeable and reliable optometrist with the latest technology is essential. Dr. Randy Charrier uses scleral lenses to bring visual comfort and remarkable clarity for patients with keratoconus and irregular corneas.
If you’re considering a second opinion or a consultation, call to learn about the various specialty contact lens treatments available. Dr. Randy Charrier can custom tailor the solution needed for your unique pair of eyes.