There are a variety of contact lens options for keratoconus patients. Certain contacts are suitable for specific cases so it is important to consult with your optometrist to find the best contact lenses for you and your keratoconus condition.
Deterioration of vision from keratoconus occurs gradually as the cornea changes shape over the lifetime of the patient. As the severity progresses, the types of lenses that are suitable as corrective aids will change. What may be suitable today, may require more sophisticated lenses tomorrow. All contacts require a custom fitting to ensure that they match the precise measurements of the patient’s eyes.
There are many available contact lens options featuring unique designs and made of different materials.These include:
Depending on the stages of the condition, patients will require different lenses. Soft contacts offer comfort but as the condition degenerates they are longer suitable for vision correction. Severe keratoconus often requires specialty contacts such as hybrid, scleral, and gas permeable options which permit oxygen flow.
Keratoconus involves the gradual weakening and bulging of the cornea, leading to visual distortion and blurry vision. The types of lenses that are suitable for keratoconus vary according to the severity of the condition, and they will likely change over time. Many keratoconus patients will require the use of contact lenses even after undergoing surgery.
If you are diagnosed with keratoconus, speak with your optometrist to discuss which contacts are best suited for attaining optimal visual improvement. 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.