If you have an abnormally shaped cornea (keratoconus), specialty contact lenses can reduce uncomfortable symptoms and improve your vision. At Crystal Vision Optometry, experienced optometrist Leena Adhikari, OD, uses specialty contact lenses made from high-quality materials to treat keratoconus and prevent it from getting worse. To make an appointment, call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, or book online today.
Specialty contacts are small, disc-shaped lenses that you place directly over the surface of your eyes. They’re different from traditional contacts in that they use the latest technologies and are designed to treat specific vision problems, like keratoconus.
By wearing specialty contact lenses, you can improve your vision and reduce the risk of more serious problems later.
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea –– the clear surface covering the front of your eye –– weakens and bulges outward into a cone shape. As the condition worsens, it causes blurry vision and increased sensitivity to light and glare.
Keratoconus typically affects people ages 10-25. It progresses slowly, over an extended period, and it’s easier to treat if caught early on.
You might be a candidate for specialty contact lenses if you experience symptoms like:
You might also benefit from specialty contact lenses if you experience a sudden worsening or clouding of your vision.
Crystal Vision Optometry diagnoses keratoconus during an in-office visit.
Your provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms and family history, and conducts a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, they order several tests, including:
If your provider determines that you have keratoconus, they prescribe specialty contact lenses.
Crystal Vision Optometry offers several types of specialty contact lenses, including:
After an exam, your Crystal Vision Optometry provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.
Specialty contact lenses are safe and usually well-tolerated. You might experience red eyes or irritation during the first few days, but your eyes should adjust quickly. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact your provider immediately.
To see if you’re a candidate for specialty contact lenses, make an appointment at Crystal Vision Optometry by calling the office or booking online today.