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3 Treatments for Keratoconus in Charlotte, NC

Keratoconus Keratoconus is a corneal disease where the cornea becomes progressively thinner at the bottom. Keratoconus can be caused by both genetic and/or environmental factors.  As the cornea changes with the disease, vision becomes blurry and distorted over time.  These changes can not be corrected with glasses, but require surgical correction or contact lenses. Corneal […]

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Are Scleral Contact Lenses a Good Option For Me?

Scleral Contacts For Keratoconus, Astigmatism, and Hard-to-fit Corneas What is a scleral  contact lens? A scleral lens is a  large diameter gas permeable lens that is designed to bridge the entire cornea and sit on the sclera of the eye.  Due to the large size, it is more comfortable and stable than a traditional rigid […]

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Why Scleral Contact Lenses are the Best Option for Keratoconus

WHY SCLERAL CONTACTS ARE THE BEST OPTION FOR KERATOCONUS Scleral lenses are made of a breathable polymer. They are designed to bridge the cornea and sit on the sclera of the eye, increasing comfort, and allowing high amounts of oxygen to the cornea. Because the cornea is one of the most sensitive tissues of the […]