Keratoconus is a progressive condition where the cornea weakens and becomes thin and stretched near its center, causing it to bulge forward into a conical shape. As a result, vision can decline and more serious eye health issues can arise without proper intervention.
Because of the irregular-shaped cornea, glasses and soft contact lenses typically do not provide clear vision. Our doctors are trained and experienced at fitting scleral contact lenses for keratoconus. These rigid lenses vault the cornea entirely so they are safe and provide excellent vision.
The FDA recently approved a new procedure called Corneal Crosslinking (CXL) that slows down (or even halts) this progressive condition. It prevents the cornea from weakening further and in many cases can eliminate the need for a full corneal transplant. This procedure is now covered by most medical insurances if certain clinical criteria are met and our sophisticated corneal mapping technology can help our doctors determine this.
If you or someone you know has keratoconus, please call or text our office to schedule an evaluation.
Did you know?
NBA superstar Steph Curry has Keratoconus. He was diagnosed a few years ago and has been wearing scleral contacts ever since. The best shooter in the world showing off the benefits of clear vision with specialty contacts!