Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a bit rarer than the previous conditions mentioned. It is the state in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye (cornea) bulges outward. Oxidative damage from free radicals seems to contributes to the development of keratoconus but the actual reason has not been figured out yet.

 

Throughout history, GP contact lenses have stood as the staple treatment fix for less severe forms of keratoconus. The rigidness of the lenses can assist in containing the cornea’s shape to restrict continued bulging. They’re also able to remedy keratoconus affiliated vision issues that can’t be amended using soft contacts or glasses.

 

Contact lenses for keratoconus have been widely innovated in recent years. Multiple soft lenses, as well as scleral lenses, now exist. Broad lenses formed out of GP components keep a constant position over the cornea, as well as part of the eye’s sclera.

 

An alternative choice goes by the name of “piggybacking.” This is when GP and soft lenses are simultaneously worn on the eye for a higher amount of comfort then just a GP would allow. Hybrid contacts with a GP middle encircled by soft lenses material give the same feeling.

 

Post Corrective Eye Surgery

Tons of people resort to LASIK surgery yearly to fix their poor eyesight. In some cases, vision problems remain post procedure that is not able to be remedied with glasses or another surgery. When this happens, GP contacts -broad GP scleral lenses included- are usually able to fix issues like glare and halos and revive sharpness of vision.

 

Post corneal transplants, GP lenses can be implemented as well in order to amend vision issues, including irregular astigmatism.

 

Contact Lens that correct problems are pricier

Lens meant to specifically fix any of these conditions will on average, have a more time-consuming fitting than average fittings. These less than ideal circumstances frequently lead to a sequence of office meetups and various trial periods prior to the determination of the final prescription. Lens optimized for these situations are normally higher in price than regular lenses. Consequently, additional costs for “specialized” fittings are more expensive than those for standard fittings. You will need to contact your office for information on that.

 

Are you able to wear contact lenses?

You may have been told that contact lenses aren’t a good choice for you if you’re affected by any of the conditions mentioned in this reading, but if you still have a desire for contacts, be sure to contact multiple offices as one can possibly find a safe and successful pair for you.

Dr. Joseph Cohen O.D.
Woodland Hills Optometrist
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