Keratoconus in Cincinnati

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Caring for Your Corneas

When people say the eyes are the windows to the soul, for many of us in the eye care field, the corneas are what come to mind. The cornea is the clear front portion of the eye. It covers the iris and pupil and is responsible for focusing the light that enters the eye.

Normally, the cornea is round. But if you have keratoconus, the cornea may be irregularly shaped and look more conical than round. This can interfere with your vision.

If you have keratoconus, our team can help. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you attain clear vision, no matter your corneal shape. Learn more by booking an appointment today.

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What is Keratoconus?

Refractive errors occur when light is focused irregularly on the cornea. Irregular cornea shapes, or eyeballs that are more football-shaped than basketball-shaped can lead to blurry vision.

People with keratoconus have cone-shaped corneas. This occurs when the cornea becomes thin and bulges out. Keratoconus prevents light from being focused properly, causing vision distortion.

During regular, comprehensive eye exams, your optometrist will assess your eyes and take corneal measurements. They will be able to detect the onset of this condition. Of course, any time your vision appears blurry, you should make an appointment.

Symptoms & Causes

Symptoms of keratoconus usually begin to appear in the late teens or early 20s and include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Distorted vision (straight lights that look wavy)
  • Swelling of the eye area
  • Eye redness

The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown, but the following factors are associated with the condition:

  • Heredity (having a parent with keratoconus)
  • Aggressive eye rubbing
  • History of allergies or asthma

If you suspect you may have keratoconus, please book an appointment today.

Correcting Keratoconus

Correcting vision in people with keratoconus through contact lenses is possible through the use of scleral lenses.

Scleral lenses are larger than regular contact lenses. They are a type of rigid gas permeable contact lens that rests on the sclera (the white part of the eye), rather than the cornea. The way these lenses vault over the cornea creates a smooth, dome-shaped surface, allowing for crisp, clear vision correction. 

Dr. Alex Gibberman is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, a distinction that only 6 other providers hold in Ohio. If you have keratoconus and still want to wear contact lenses, 2020 Eyecare Ohio can help! 

Let our team provide you with a scleral lens fitting today.

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Find our office in the shopping plaza on the corner of Fields Ertel Road and Montgomery Road. We’re in-between Balance Cafe & Smoothies and EurAsia Kebab & Gyro House, and there is ample free parking available in the plaza.

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9553 Fields Ertel Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

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