Should visit us at our Vision Salon Eye Care Associates practice. Our expert Chicago eye doctor and Director is Dr. Ansel T. Johnson; our other top-notch optometrist is Dr. Theresa Frith.
Many patients who suffer with keratoconus can have their vision corrected with specially fitted contact lenses. At our vision practice, patients can see our Chicago eye doctor who is a specialist in providing this type of lens fitting for keratoconus patients. When a person has keratoconus, their cornea thins and eventually begins to bulge outward. This forms a cone shape, which makes the cornea extremely difficult to fit for contacts. When a patient has a cone-shaped cornea, it will cause them to have blurred vision; these patients also often experience sensitivity to light and glare. When a patient has keratoconus they usually have the condition in both eyes. This eye disease generally occurs early on in a patient’s life, with patients often being between the ages of 10 and 25. The condition often will slowly progress for about 10 years, or even for a longer period of time. Early on in these conditions, soft contact lenses or glasses can be used to correct vision. As keratoconus progresses, you may need to be fitted with rigid gas permeable contact lenses or other specialty contacts to get corrected vision. Sometimes when a patient has advanced keratoconus they will need to eventually have a cornea transplant in order to correct the condition. Keratoconus can be easily diagnosed by our eye doctor during a comprehensive eye exam. Symptoms of keratoconus can include: blurred or distorted vision; sensitivity to light; problems seeing at night; and a need to frequently have changing eyeglass prescriptions.
For an appointment to see our Chicago eye doctor regarding diagnosis, or to get contact lenses to improve your vision when you have keratoconus, contact us today.