Keratoconic exams are necessary before LASIK surgery or whenever keratoconus is suspected.
If you are having vision issues and haven’t found the solution you need from typical vision correction options, it could be that you have a condition called keratoconus. This is a condition in which the eye bulges outward into the shape of a cone due to thinning of the cornea, resulting in blurred vision, worsening nearsightedness, and possibly night vision, glare, double-vision, or halo issues. Here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we offer keratoconic exams as the first step to developing a plan of action.
Keratoconic exams are designed to determine whether this is the actual problem and to discuss how a specially designed therapeutic contact lens can be used to improve vision. Spectacles are not able to resolve this situation, as it takes contact with the surface of the cornea to achieve vision correction.
The other purpose for keratoconic exams is to rule out this condition as part of a pre-LASIK consultation because LASIK eye surgery cannot be performed on patients with keratoconus. We also perform keratoconic exams on children when one or both of the parents have this condition due to its hereditary nature. Of course, even if you don’t have a genetic predisposition, you can also request this exam for peace of mind.
If you have any questions or would like to bring your family to see us for keratoconic exams or any of our optical services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We proudly serve the Aurora, Ontario area with the best in diagnostic procedures and technology. You’ll always feel comfortable here, as we treat your family like our family!