What is Keratoconus and How Can It Affect Me?
Keratoconus is an optical disorder that affects just around one in every 2000 Americans. This disorder usually occurs when the cornea begins to thin, resulting in a more cone shaped lens. The cornea’s purpose is to focus light onto your retina so when it loses its shape the light starts to become distorted and, in turn, your vision. While it is relatively uncommon there are several reasons you shouldn’t totally disregard it. Primarily because most of its symptoms don’t appear until it begins to affect your vision. Call our Phoenix Keratoconus treatment experts today at 602-547-3255 to learn what you can do to maintain your ocular health.
Do I Have Keratoconus?
While it may be somewhat rare it’s important to maintain routine eye exams because the early stages of Keratoconus can be difficult to detect due to how common its symptoms are among other ocular conditions. Keratoconus could cause:
- Poor night vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye strain
- Eye pain or irritation
- Dark spots
If you find yourself changing prescription glasses or contacts frequently then it’s likely you could have an ocular disease. Adults in their late teens and early 20’s are the usual suspects of Keratoconus however, the symptoms can occur much earlier or later.
Phoenix Keratoconus Treatment
Accent Eye Care optometrists are Phoenix’s leading experts in Keratoconus treatment. Our state of the art Ocular Conditions center can diagnose and treat a variety of disorders from simple dry eye to vision threatening Glaucoma. We specialize in providing a family friendly experience for all ages. So Accent Eye Care is the perfect place to bring your family for routine exams, testing, therapy, and more. We even fit and prescribe glasses and contacts. Call us today at 602-547-3255 to find out how our Phoenix eye care center can plan a healthy future for you and your family!