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Keratoconus Awareness Day- November 11th

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a vision disorder that happens when the front part of your eye becomes thin and shaped like a cone. Keratoconus usually impacts both eyes, and begins to affect people between the ages of 10-25. Keratoconus is associated with excessive eye rubbing, eye allergies, as well as tissue disorders.

What happens to your eye when you have Keratoconus?

Keratoconus affects the structure of the cornea, resulting in vision loss. Moreso, the cornea thins and bulges into an irregular shape which causes distortion in vision, mild blurring, increased sensitivity to light, redness in the eyes, and swelling.

Are there any treatments?

Yes! In most cases, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may be used to correct mild nearsightedness and astigmatism. If the Keratoconus has progressed our doctors usually prescribe rigid gas permeable contact lenses to correct vision.

How do these special contact lenses work?

These contact lenses must be carefully fitted, and frequent checkups as well as lens changes may be needed to maintain good vision and progress. Our clinic has the equipment necessary to manage Keratoconus cases and can help offer a better quality of life for you!

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Keratoconus, don't get discouraged, there are options for better vision! Book your next eye exam with us today at LivingHope Vision Clinic! 👀

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