Eyelashes Rubbing the Eyes

We have about 165 to 240 eyelashes that protect our eyes from wind and dust particles. It is now becoming common to see kids with eyelashes touching their eyes.  Besides actually seeing the lashes poking their eyes, you will also notice the following: There are different causes for the lashes to touch the eyes: According […]

Keratoconus: What you always want to know

An keratoconus eye fitted with gas permeable lens

  Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea becomes thinner and becomes cone-shaped.  This corneal protrusion causes blurry vision as the cornea becomes irregular in shape. The progression is usually in the first three decades of life.   Where does keratoconus come from? Most of the patients with keratoconus have history of eye rubbing. There are […]

Keratoconus Have 20/20 Vision?

eye with keratoconus can Have 20/20 Vision

It is often disheartening to learn that one has keratoconus.  It gives a sort of relief though that finally, you know what is going on. Why your vision keeps on getting worse, and why your vision cannot be improved by glasses anymore. According to the American Optometric Association, keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when […]

Contact Lens for Keratoconus: Soft Custom Lens vs RGP vs Scleral Lenses

So we know that the corneas of keratoconus become thinner and irregular in shape. The cornea becomes steeper or more curved. How does this relate to vision? When light hits the irregularly thin cornea, light scatters and does not focus correctly on the retina. Irregular astigmatism and nearsightedness make vision blurry. People with keratoconus often cannot see distant things […]