Keratoconus, a progressive eye condition, causes the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, to thin and weaken. This leads to an irregular shape, resulting in distorted or blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and glare. While glasses or soft contact lenses may provide some relief in the early stages of keratoconus, specialized contact lenses, known as keratoconus lenses, are often required to address the irregular corneal shape and restore clear vision.
Types of Keratoconus Lenses
The type of keratoconus lens recommended depends on the severity of the condition and the individual's specific needs. Some of the common types include:
- Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses: RGP lenses are made of a rigid, gas-permeable material that maintains its shape on the eye, providing a stable and comfortable fit. They are particularly effective for moderate to severe keratoconus.
- Scleral Lenses: Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than RGP lenses and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. This creates a vault over the cornea, providing a stable and comfortable fit even in advanced cases of keratoconus.
- Hybrid Lenses: Hybrid lenses combine the central portion of an RGP lens with the soft outer skirt of a soft contact lens. This combination offers the stability and visual clarity of an RGP lens with the comfort of a soft lens.
Benefits of Keratoconus Lenses
Keratoconus lenses offer several benefits for individuals with this condition:
- Improved Vision: Keratoconus lenses restore a more regular corneal shape, significantly improving vision.
- Enhanced Comfort: Specialized lens designs provide a comfortable fit, reducing irritation and dryness often associated with keratoconus.
- Slowing Progression: In some cases, keratoconus lenses can help slow the progression of the condition.
Seeking Expert Care at The Eye Foundation
If you are experiencing symptoms of keratoconus, it is crucial to seek expert care from a qualified eye specialist. At The Eye Foundation, our experienced eye surgeons and contact lens specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive keratoconus care. We offer a wide range of keratoconus lens options, tailored to each patient's individual needs and ensuring optimal vision and comfort.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don't let keratoconus compromise your vision. Schedule an appointment with our expert team at The Eye Foundation today. We will carefully evaluate your condition and recommend the most appropriate keratoconus lens solution to restore your clear vision and enhance your quality of life.
Remember, you are not alone in your journey with keratoconus. At The Eye Foundation, we are committed to providing you with the expert care and support you need to achieve clear vision and a renewed sense of confidence.