There are a variety of contact lenses available for keratoconus, depending on the stage of your condition. It is important to schedule an eye exam so that your optometrist can recommend the best contact lenses for you and your stage of keratoconus.
Contacts are a standard intervention for improving vision in keratoconus patients. While moderate cases can often be treated with standard lenses, most patients require specialty types as the condition advances. These will invariably require more complicated fitting sessions to match the eye's curvature. There is no perfect type of contact lenses to match every patient. The best pair of lenses will provide improved vision and comfort for an individual’s specific needs, without compromising eye health.
While fittings become more difficult as the condition deteriorates into severe keratoconus, corneal topography (mapping), and keratometry (a means of measuring corneal curvature) and other advanced technologies have refined the process. A fitting may require more than one session as the condition advances.
Contacts are an essential part of treating keratoconus and improving visual acuity. While soft contacts may be suitable in moderate cases, as the condition advances, the patient will likely be prescribed some form of specialty contacts such as gas permeable, hybrid, and scleral contacts.
Speak with your optometrist to find out more about the different options to treat keratoconus with contacts, and the process of fitting them to match your eye's precise measurements. You can reach out to your nearest Amplify EyeCare practice either via a call or in-person visit to schedule an eye exam. Our team of eye care professionals is ready and equipped to provide you with the care you need.