Keratoconus FAQs

There are various conditions that can affect your vision, such as keratoconus. While it is not as common as other eye health issues, it can still cause blurry vision and make tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Total Eyecare in Elko, NV, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn about your eye health and treatment to help you see clearly.

Keratoconus FAQs

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus occurs when the cornea becomes thin and bulges outward into a cone shape. While it commonly develops in the teenage years, it can happen in young children and adults as well. Additionally, since the cause of the condition is unknown, keratoconus is not something that can be prevented.

What Treatments Are Available for Keratoconus?

When keratoconus is detected early, it can be treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. The goal is to correct the blurry vision and it's still usually possible to wear contacts if the cornea hasn't protruded too far forward. However, for advanced cases, our eye doctors may recommend a special type of contact lenses.  

How Can an Optometrist Help?

Our optometrists will perform an eye exam to learn more about your condition. If you aren't sure what's causing your blurry vision or you suspect that your cornea is bulging forward, it’s important to visit us for an evaluation as soon as possible. We can recommend treatment that will help reduce your symptoms and improve your eyesight. Our eye doctors will also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your eye health and ensure the recommended keratoconus treatment is effective.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of keratoconus, our team at Total Eyecare in Elko, NV is happy to help. After an eye exam, we can create a personalized treatment plan for your unique needs. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (775) 738-8491 today. You can also browse our website to find out about our services or visit us in person. 

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