Your eyes play an important role in your overall health and quality of life. If you suffer from any type of vision disorder or eye condition, you know how difficult it can be too complete even simple day to day activities. One type of eye disorder that can cause significant issues in your life is keratoconus.
If you have keratoconus, you might be wondering what some of your treatment options are. At Advanced Family Eye Care PC, we have an optometrist on our team that can help treat your keratoconus and help you see clearly again. We offer optometry services to the St. Joseph, MI, South Haven, MI, Benton Harbor, MI, and Stevensville, MI, areas.
What Is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a condition that affects the physical structure of the eye known as the cornea. In someone with keratoconus, the cornea begins to bulge and lose its original shape, making it difficult to concentrate light and see. There are some optometry treatments can help manage the symptoms of keratoconus.
Some of the signs you have may have Keratoconus include:
- Glare or halos around lights
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Eye irritation
- Eye pain
- Clouding of the vision
Do I Need Help from an Optometrist?
If you're suffering from the above symptoms, it's important to see an optometrist who can help diagnose you with keratoconus. Other conditions, such as astigmatism, can mimic the symptoms of this disease. It's important to get a proper diagnosed and begin treatment as soon as possible.
How an Optometrist Helps with Keratoconus
An optometrist on our team will conduct an eye exam, to get a better look at the shape of your eyes. Using this type of exam, they can determine if the cause of your vision issues is due to keratoconus. They will then provide treatment options, this may include:
- Corneal rings to help you see better, just like contact lenses
- Corneal transplants for advanced stages of keratoconus
- Corneal collagen cross-linking, which helps prevent further vision loss
- Glasses and specialty contact lenses (known as scleral lenses) to help you see better despite your corneal irregularities
Contact Us to Help Restore Your Vision with Our Optometry Services
If you live in St. Joseph, MI, South Haven, MI, Benton Harbor, MI, or Stevensville MI, you can get help to restore your vision with us at Advanced Family Eye Care PC! Call us to set an appointment and get treatment for your keratoconus or other eye conditions. Call us at (844) 398-4022 for our optometry services.