Keratoconus FAQs

If you live in Milford or Dover, Delaware or surrounding areas, you are fortunate to have a leading vision care center. Each optometrist is licensed, skilled, and seasoned in diseases of the eye and the appropriate treatments needed to improve your vision and eye health. Drs. Gross, Yatskevich, Raber, and Lewallen are waiting for your call to set an appointment for your routine eye exam. If you live in or near Dover call us at 302-678-3545. If you live in or near Milford call us at 302-424-9424.

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Vision Quest Eye Care Center Treats Keratoconus

Q. What is Keratoconus?

A.  Keratoconus is an eye condition that becomes progressively worse within the cornea. This condition gradually reshapes and thins your cornea.

Q.  What happens to the cornea?

A.  The cornea becomes increasingly thinner as time passes.

Q.  What else happens to the cornea? 

A.   Keratoconus progressively thins the cornea wall. This thinning eventually changes shape from round to cone-shaped and bulging. 

Q.   Does Keratoconus affect only one eye?

A.   This diagnosis can affect only one eye or both. 

Q.   Does this eye condition strike the senior populace only?

A.   This eye diagnosis can affect the younger populace, as young as 20 years of age. 

Q.   What does this diagnosis do to my vision? 

  • Distorts your vision by deflecting light. 
  • Progressive nearsightedness and astigmatism
  • Vision is blurry
  • Light sensitivity
  • Ongoing change in prescription lenses

Q.  Are there any noted risk factors?

A.  This condition finds that there is an imbalance of enzymes in the cornea. Genetic predisposition may be the reason you get Keratoconus. Does someone in your family have this eye condition? If this eye disease is in your family and you get this diagnosis we call that genetic predisposition. 

Overexposure to ultraviolet rays can cause this eye condition. Frequent rubbing of your eyes due to an eye infection, allergies, or habit may develop Keratoconus. If you wear contact lenses that are ill-fitting this can bring about Keratoconus.

Treatment options include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Corneal Cross-linking
  • Custom Soft Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses IE. Permeable, Piggybacking, Hybrid Lenses, Scleral, and Semi-Scleral Lenses, Prosthetic Lenses, Insertion of Intacs, Conductive Keratoplasty, Corneal Transplant

Your Call to Action to Dover, Milford Optometrist 

If you notice any vision changes, pain, discomfort, itching, redness, eye drainage or anything else, call Vision Quest Eye Care Center immediately at 302-678-3545, our Dover office or 302-424-9424, our Milford officeStop by for a visit. We are located at,

Vision Quest Eye Care Center is located at, 800 Airport Rd.  Suite 101 Milford, Delaware 19963

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