If you or a loved one is living with keratoconus, you may be familiar with prescription contact lenses to help with blurry or distorted vision. Contact lenses are a common part of a person’s keratoconus journey and can range from soft contact lenses to Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses.
Do you feel like you’re affected by allergies year-round? You’re not alone! Hay fever affects about 6.1 million children and 20 million adults. While many people associate allergy season with the fall or spring, few know there are different allergens that can make your symptoms flare-up year-round.
If you’re living with keratoconus, you may be relieved to learn that there are several treatments available. Options include contact lenses, Intacs, iLink FDA-approved cross-linking for progressive keratoconus, or in some advanced cases, a corneal transplant.
With so much information available at our fingertips – through family, friends, doctors, and the internet, it’s hard to know exactly what’s true and what’s not. While some sources may seem legitimate, the information provided may actually be embellished or straight-up fiction.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes and new challenges to our lives, including social distancing, wearing a face mask, cancelling events, and stocking up on cleaning and sanitizing products. Another significant challenge that many people are facing now is working or learning from home.
At some point during the current COVID-19 pandemic, every person has probably asked themselves “Is this worth the risk?” when deciding whether or not to leave their home. As a result, you may be experiencing decision fatigue.
For many people living with keratoconus, contact lenses or glasses are often prescribed as the first treatment option. While these treatments help to manage some of the symptoms of keratoconus, they do not stop the progression of the condition.
Amid the spread of COVID-19, many states have taken appropriate precautionary measures provided by professional organizations in their operating procedures. Some may have even shut down temporarily, resulting in doctor’s offices being closed and elective surgeries being canceled.
Down syndrome can affect the maturing eye which can impact the proper development of vision in children and adults. More than half of people with Down syndrome experience an eye disease at some point in their lives, so caregivers and doctors should monitor their vision closely.