Consulting An Eye Care Professional
Some of the symptoms that can lead one to see an eye care professional include double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, nearsightedness, etc. Keratoconus is known to cause these symptoms in people and this is why one should visit an eye care professional to get an eye exam. People who experience these symptoms can find it difficult to perform daily tasks such as reading, typing, etc. In order to determine whether one has keratoconus an eye care professional will measure the size of the cornea and shape of the cornea during an eye exam.
Eyeglasses can help people with keratoconus and this improves their vision. One should wear soft contact lenses when they have keratoconus. In case the condition progresses, it may not be advisable to wear contact lenses any longer and an eye care professional can be able to advise one about this.
With the recommendation of an eye care professional, one can get specially designed contact lenses when one has keratoconus. For the treatment of keratoconus it may be necessary to do a corneal transplant and one can get advice about this from an eye care professional.
To slow down the progress of keratoconus, one may get treatment by corneal crosslinking. Some patients are afraid of surgery and they may want to avoid a corneal transplant surgery and they can benefit from corneal crosslinking when they consult with an eye care professional. One may need to go to a hospital that has a corneal crosslinking device since they are not common in all hospitals. It is expensive to do crosslinking and some people may choose to do other treatment methods since they cannot afford corneal crosslinking. One can have improved vision after treatment for keratoconus.
Keratoconus can be genetic and that is why parents who have keratoconus may also have kids who have keratoconus. Even though one may get treatment for keratoconus, one should wear glasses or contact lenses for good vision. Before getting treatment for keratoconus, one should look for an eye hospital that offers quality services. Experience is important when one is seeking treatment for keratoconus and one should look for an eye care professional who knows more about the condition and how to treat it. One may also need to consider the success rate of those who have been treated for keratoconus using some of the treatment methods that one may be interested in.
Some eye care professionals are friendly and one feels comfortable talking to them about different treatment methods that may be necessary to correct one’s vision. One may need to find out the recovery time after keratoconus treatment has been done so that one is knowledgeable about the treatment.