Is Keratoconus Treatment Right For Me? Advice From Your Bronx Eye Doctor
The need for keratoconus treatment depends upon the severity. In its early stages, eyeglasses can provide some correction. In later stages, rigid specialty contact lenses may be required to refract light more evenly and reduce vision distortion.
Fortunately, your Bronx eye doctor from Pelham Parkway Vision Center can assist you with keratoconus treatment and solutions. Specialty contact lenses that are a hybrid of the features of hard and soft lenses can make all the difference. Dr. Lisitsyn offers a number of keratoconus treatment options.
Symptoms & Stages of Keratoconus From Your Bronx Eye Doctor
Keratoconus is an eye condition that brings discomfort and lowers vision quality. It can affect both eyes; however, symptoms may differ in each individual eye. Keratoconus tends to begin in the early 20s or late teens. The symptoms of keratoconus can include:
- Blurry vision
- Distorted vision
- Higher light sensitivity
- Eye irritation
Later stages of keratoconus can result in:
- Increased nearsightedness
- Increased astigmatism
- More severe distortion and blurring of vision
- Frequent vision prescription changes
- Discomfort when wearing contact lenses
While keratoconus can advance gradually over decades, it can also progress suddenly with major corneal issues like swelling and scarring. A scarred cornea results in even more severe blurring and distortion of the vision.
SynergEyes and Scleral Specialty Contact Lenses
The SynergEyes lens is specially made to help people with keratoconus. It is a hybrid lens that combines the comfort of a soft contact lens with the crisp vision correction of gas permeable contact lenses.
The Scleral specialty contact lens is an oversized model that is significantly larger than standard lenses. Scleral lenses offer increased comfort and vision correction for persons with keratoconus.
Is keratoconus treatment right for you? Dr. Lisitsyn brings specialized eye care and keratoconus treatments to clients and area residents. Your Bronx eye doctor at Pelham Parkway Vision Center is an experienced optometrist who can help you to navigate this condition.
For keratoconus specialty lenses including SynergEyes and Scleral options, count on Pelham Parkway Vision Center. Optometrist Dr. Lisitsyn is the only Bronx eye doctor and eye care specialist offering this specialized treatment, and it could make all the difference in your vision, eye health and overall quality of life. Contact us today!