Keratoconus (& other corneal diseases)
Keratoconus alters the cornea often times preventing conventional glasses from providing clear vision. Customized contact lenses are the treatment of choice. Visit our Contact Lens page for more information. These specialty contact lenses or corrective lenses are hybrid lenses with a soft skirt on the outside edge for comfort and a hard center for clear vision.
There are also other forms of treatment, which may be discussed in the realm of keratoconus. Corneal cross-linking and prophylactic LASIK are other options awaiting FDA approval at this time.
Post Surgical Specialty Contact Lenses
Customized gas permeable contact lenses are ideal for anyone with decreased visual acuity from an atypical or irregular cornea that is uncorrectable using regular glasses or soft contact lenses. Gas permeable contacts are exceptional for people that have poor vision following a penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant), radial keratotomy, LASIK complications (halos, decreased night vision, corneas to flat for soft lenses, induced astigmatism, etc.), and complications from other refractive surgeries.