Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea becomes thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, increased sensitivity to light or glare, and decreased vision. Symptoms typically start in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s.
Keratoconus can affect a person’s ability to read or drive, which can be a major obstacle for people. Fortunately, this is a condition that can be diagnosed through our digital eye exam, which underscores the importance of scheduling regular eye exams for you and your children. While glasses can correct some people’s vision with keratoconus, often, specialty contact lenses provide better vision. We fit many types of specialty lenses for keratoconus and other irregular corneal problems, including the Kerasoft Lens by Bausch + Lomb, UltraHealth by Synergeyes, and rigid gas permeable lenses.