Keratoconus is a disorder that affects the cornea, the clear structure on the front of your eyes. The cornea becomes thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, sensitivity to light, and decreased vision. Symptoms typically manifest in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s.
Our doctors are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing and fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and disorders that affect the cornea. Our practice is proud to be the only practice in San Gabriel Valley that has state-of-the-art equipment in the form of a scleral topographer, which serves to aid in fitting scleral contact lenses for these patients.
Keratoconus can affect a person’s ability to read or drive, which can be a major obstacle for people. Keratoconus is not considered a blinding eye condition and can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam.
Dr. Lee Kim has had extensive experience fitting patients with all stages of keratoconus into specialty contact lenses, including corneal rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and scleral contact lenses. She completed an additional year of residency training in corneal disease and specialty contact lenses, and has been recognized as one of the only scleral lens fitters in the area through her Fellowship in the Scleral Lens Education Society.
To learn more about Keratoconus, please contact us today at (626) 441-5300. We can speak to you about diagnosis, treatment, and answer any questions you may have.