Keratoconus FAQs

Understanding Keratoconus: Frequently Asked Questions

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition characterized by the thinning and bulging of the cornea, leading to visual distortion and decreased vision clarity. At Epic Vision Eye Center, serving the communities of Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, Clay Center, Dodge City, Manhattan, North Kansas City, Parkville, Smithville, and Washington, our experienced optometrists specialize in providing comprehensive keratoconus treatment options, including advanced contact lens exams and personalized care plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

keratoconus FAQs

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a corneal disorder that causes the cornea to progressively thin and bulge into a cone-like shape, leading to irregular astigmatism and distorted vision. This condition typically affects both eyes, although the severity may vary between eyes. Keratoconus often begins during adolescence or early adulthood and may worsen over time if left untreated.

What are the Symptoms of Keratoconus?

Common symptoms of keratoconus include blurry or distorted vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty driving at night, and frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. As the condition progresses, patients may experience worsening vision impairment and difficulty performing daily tasks that require clear vision.

How is Keratoconus Diagnosed?

Diagnosing keratoconus typically involves a comprehensive eye examination performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. During the exam, the doctor will assess the shape and thickness of the cornea using specialized imaging techniques such as corneal topography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). These tests help determine the presence and severity of keratoconus and guide appropriate treatment options.

What Treatment Options are Available for Keratoconus?

Treatment for keratoconus aims to improve vision clarity and slow the progression of the condition. In the early stages, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may effectively correct mild astigmatism and visual distortion. However, as keratoconus advances, specialized contact lenses such as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses or scleral lenses may be recommended to provide better visual acuity and comfort.

Why Choose Epic Vision Eye Center for Keratoconus Treatment?

At Epic Vision Eye Center, our skilled optometrists specialize in providing personalized keratoconus treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique visual needs and lifestyle. Whether you require advanced contact lens exams, specialty contact lenses, or co-management for surgical interventions such as corneal cross-linking or corneal transplantation, our experienced team is here to help you achieve clearer vision and improved quality of life.

Schedule Your Keratoconus Evaluation Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of keratoconus or have been diagnosed with the condition, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact Epic Vision Eye Center to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist near you. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment solutions for patients in Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, Clay Center, Dodge City, Manhattan, North Kansas City, Parkville, Smithville, Washington, and the surrounding areas. Call us today to take the first step toward better vision and eye health.

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