We provide professional and explanatory keratoconic exams to our patients in East Gwillimbury.
Keratoconus is a condition of the eye dealing with changes in the shape of your cornea. Specifically, it pertains to a condition when the layers of the cornea begin to progressively thin, causing the normally dome-shaped cornea to produce an abnormal, cone-like bulge. This bulge impairs vision, as the light is no longer being refracted properly to your retina. Initially, vision may just seem blurry, however, over time, vision in that eye can become more distorted.
Keratoconus is generally first diagnosed around the age of puberty or in the late-teens to early 20s. It is generally treated in the early stages through spectacles or contact lenses. As it progresses, gas-permeable contact lenses may be prescribed, and in severe cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary. The disease may also slow down or stabilize over the years. We offer keratoconic exams in the East Gwillimbury, Ontario area to both check for and diagnose the disease, as well as to offer follow-up and continued vision care for those with keratoconus.
Though the cause of keratoconus is currently unknown, it is possible that it is genetically linked. Thus, if you have a parent or family member with keratoconus, keratoconic exams might be wise for you and your family. Once the disease has been properly diagnosed, we will continue to meet and work with you to ensure your optimal vision potential, so you can go about your normal daily life. Our follow-up keratoconic exams help us to track the progression of the thinning of your cornea and to assess your vision. We will help keep you fitted with updated and proper eyewear and offer consultations should the need for more serious intervention become necessary. We will talk you through the diagnosis, discuss suitable options to address the vision distortion (such as through spectacles or contact lenses), and help you feel confident in your vision going forward.