Optometrists are eye care professionals that completed a 4-year full time degree and provide primary vision care. Ophthalmologists are responsible for your medical and surgical eye care.
Patients with Keratoconus can often just not get spectacles or contact lenses that they can see clearly with.
We see through the cornea, which is the clear front window of the eye. A normal cornea has a dome shape, like a ball. In Keratoconus, however, the structure of the cornea is just not strong enough to hold this round shape. The cornea bulges outward and downward like a cone.
Myth: Hard contact lenses hold the keratoconic cornea in place and stop progression.
Myth: Eye exams are not necessary unless you have an eye problem. Fact: Due to the chronic nature of many eye diseases sight is stolen bit by bit and by the time you realize it you may already have significant loss of vision.
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Myth: Doctors won’t have LASIK themselves Fact: Nearly 2/3 of Refractive Surgeons have had LASIK Done on Themselves
Myth: You have no control over the development of cataracts. Fact: Although everyone will develop cataracts if they get old enough you could postpone it by ‘n few years by wearing sunglasses.
Myth: Cataract surgery is painful and risky. Fact: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 95 percent success rate.
Myth: A cataract is a film that grows over the eye, and it can grow back after surgery. Fact: A Cataract is a cloudiness of the crystalline lens inside the eye. When cataracts are treated with surgery the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. There are many lens options and multifocal lenses can give you spectacle independence in addition to treating the cataracts and giving you clear vision once again.