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  • Dr. Caitlin Morrison

5 Things To Know To Get The Best Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition that causes the cornea (clear front part of the eye) to start to become unstable, thin, and bulge forward. This causes glare, poor vision (even with glasses), and halos around lights.


Specialty contact lenses can help you to see again. So what should you know in order to obtain the BEST contact lenses for keratoconus?


  1. Most options for you will be RIGID contact lenses. This means the material used will be hard, instead of soft.

  2. The more customized the lens, the more it will cost, but it will limit your time in the office, increase comfort, and decrease complications.

  3. Most lenses can last years if you take good care of them. They should only need to be changed if your prescription or cornea shape changes significantly. Don't be afraid to make the investment!

  4. Doctors design contact lenses based on the scans of your eyes. If you currently wear contacts, we recommend asking your Doctor how long you should refrain from wearing your lenses before scans to ensure accuracy.

  5. Your Doctor should be well-trained in fitting specialty contact lenses. Specialists know what lenses to use, small design details that optimize comfort, and how to deal with complications which ensures you get the best lens. Look at their qualifications and most importantly, their current work portfolio, to choose who is the right fit for you.

Once you have a consultation, you will be presented with all of your contact lens options. These lenses can be life-changing and we wish you the best of luck on your journey!