Contact Lenses for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a progressive condition that can affect your vision. Abbey Eye Care has the tools and treatments to properly diagnose and manage keratoconus, so you get the clearest vision possible.
We carry a variety of specialty contact lenses, including scleral contact lenses, that help to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a disease that progressively changes the shape of your cornea. A healthy cornea maintains a round shape and a consistent thickness. With keratoconus, however, the cornea begins to thin and bulge out in the centre, becoming more and more cone-shaped. This changes the way the light enters the eye, causing distorted vision.
Symptoms of keratoconus can include:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Light sensitivity
- Excessive glare
- Redness and swelling of the eye
- Inability to wear contact lenses (due to discomfort or an improper fit)
- Ghosting or double vision
The treatment for keratoconus depends on how advanced the disease is and how much it affects your vision. For the most part, keratoconus is treated with contact lenses, as they help smooth the irregularities in your eye shape caused by keratoconus.