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Are you experiencing blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and/or poor night vision? You may have what is known as “Keratoconus.” Keratoconus affects the cornea, the clear, dome-sphere on the surface of the eye. This eye condition causes the cornea to thin out and bulge out into a cone shape. This change in shape affects how light enters the eye and causes blurred or distorted vision. Fortunately, treatment is available for those suffering from this eye condition. Harrel Eyecare specializes in treating patients with Keratoconus in Tulsa.
Symptoms of Keratoconus
Most people begin to develop keratoconus symptoms between ages 10 and 25 and is known to run in the family. Common symptoms include:
- Distorted or blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and glares
- Problems seeing/driving at night
What To Expect
During your initial consultation with one of our Tulsa eye doctors, we will perform a full exam and run diagnostic tests to determine if you do have Keratoconocus. We may conduct an eye refraction test, as well as inspect the cornea in your eye using a slit lamp. Our Tulsa optometrist will help you find the right Keratoconocus contact lenses to correct your vision in a comfortable manner.
Treatment: Contact Lenses for Keratoconous
Treatment for Keratoconous will vary on a case-by-case basis. In its early stages, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses can sometimes be sufficient enough to help improve vision. As it progresses, custom rigid gas permeable contact lenses (also known as “RGP” or “GP) or other custom fit lenses will be recommended to correct vision. RGP contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. Unlike soft lenses, these lenses contain water, which help resist deposits and are less likely to transmit bacteria and infection
Do you suspect or know you have Keratoconus in the Tulsa area? Call our office today to schedule a Keratoconus contact lens fitting!