Keratoconus is an eye condition whereby the cornea thins and weakens causing it to bulge out into a cone-like fashion. This distorts light entering the eye resulting in blurry vision and glare sensitivity.
In cases of moderate to advanced keratoconus, patients often can no longer achieve clear vision with spectacles and will require specialised rigid contact lenses. These lenses act as a new surface and make the corneal shape more regular. Please contact our friendly staff to make an appointment with our highly trained Optometrist.
My family member has Keratoconus. Should I get tested?
Yes. If your family member has Keratoconus, then you are at a higher risk of developing the condition also.
How do you test for Keratoconus?
We use advanced imaging techniques via our Medmont Corneal Topographer which gives us a geographical map of your cornea. Our highly trained Optometrist then analyse these results to give you a diagnosis.
Are all Topographers the same?
No. The Medmont Corneal Topographer is the most accurate and repeatable topographer on the market. The biggest benefit to our patients are clearer vision, shorter chair times and less consultations required for contact lens fits. For your convenience, each of our Eyecare Network practices carry a Medmont Corneal Topographer.