Finding the right eye specialist for keratoconus can be a challenging task. Dr. BabaKhan recently shared some valuable insights on how to go about this process. In this blog post, we'll break down his advice to help you find a specialist who can provide the best care for your eyes.

What is Keratoconus?

Before diving into how to find a specialist, it's important to understand what keratoconus is. Keratoconus is an eye disorder where the cornea becomes thin and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. This affects vision and can make daily tasks difficult. Management usually involves specialty contact lenses, and in some cases, surgical procedures.

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Ask Your Current Eye Care Provider for a Referral

The simplest approach to finding a keratoconus specialist is to ask your current eye care provider. They can often refer you to an optometrist or an ophthalmologist who specializes in keratoconus management and specialty contact lens fitting.

Utilize Online Resources


National Keratoconus Foundation

Another option is to go to the National Keratoconus Foundation's website. They maintain a list of physicians specialized in keratoconus management. This list can be a good starting point in your search for the right specialist.

Use Search Engines

You can also perform a Google search for optometrists or ophthalmologists who specialize in keratoconus management in your area. Many professionals have an online presence that details their areas of expertise. Be sure to confirm that they actually handle keratoconus cases before reaching out.

Confirm Specialization and Expertise

Before you get in touch with any specialist, it's crucial to confirm that they actually specialize in keratoconus management and specialty contact lens fitting. You can usually find this information on their website or by directly calling their office.


Finding the right keratoconus specialist is essential for managing this eye condition effectively. By asking your current eye care provider for a referral, utilizing the National Keratoconus Foundation's resources, or simply searching online, you can find professionals who can help you navigate this journey. Always confirm their specialization before taking the next steps to ensure you get the best care possible.

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