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Keratoconus and Contact Lenses: Finding the Perfect Fit

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Understanding Keratoconus: A Vision Disorder

Your cornea, the clear, round, front surface of your eye, is the first ocular tissue that light passes through on its way to the retina. Keratoconus causes the cornea to thin, steepen, and form an irregular cone-shape. This transformation causes light to focus on the retina incorrectly, which leads to distorted vision.

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What Are the Symptoms of Keratoconus?

There are two primary ways keratoconus affects your vision, and it shows up as:

  • Irregular Astigmatism: The cornea, which typically has a smooth spherical shape, undergoes a transformation into a cone-like structure. This alteration results in a wavy and uneven corneal surface, known as irregular astigmatism.
  • Nearsightedness: As the front part of your eye expands, your vision becomes increasingly nearsighted. This means that you can only see objects clearly when they are up close (however in keratoconus, even objects at near may still appear distorted). Anything at a distance appears blurry.
  • Variable or quickly changing vision. The inability to achieve clear vision in glasses or soft contacts when it had been possible in the recent past.

Recognizing the signs of keratoconus is essential, as early detection can lead to more effective treatment. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Double or triple vision when using just one eye
  • Blurriness of objects both near and far
  • Perception of bright lights with halos around them
  • Presence of light streaks
  • The presence of ghost images
  • Persistent blurry vision that affects your ability to drive safely

Scleral Lenses in Stow

Our optometry practice in Stow

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VBA
  • Metlife
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Causes and Risk Factors: Can it Damage Your Vision?

The precise cause of keratoconus remains unknown. Researchers believe that some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to the condition.

However, several factors have been associated with the development of keratoconus:

Family History: If a family member has been diagnosed with keratoconus, there is an increased likelihood of inheriting the condition. If you have keratoconus, it is advisable to have your children's eyes examined for early signs, by the age of 10 at the latest. Early detection of keratoconus is crucial for successful management and prevention of severe disease.

Certain Medical Conditions: Research has indicated a correlation between keratoconus and systemic conditions such as Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, retinitis pigmentosa, sleep apnea, Lebers congenital amaurosis, Marfan’s, and other connective tissue disorders.Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions like allergies, asthma, or atopic eye disease have the potential to weaken the corneal tissue over time.

Eye Rubbing: Vigorous and persistent eye rubbing can lead to corneal damage. Excessive eye rubbing can accelerate its progression for individuals already diagnosed with keratoconus.

Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 22, 2023
The staff was amazing! I recently switched my eye doctor whom I’ve had for my entire life to Eyeti... que and the difference was remarkable! I wish I got the very nice ladies name who helped me pick out my glasses she’s very personable and I loved her smile! The Doctor was nice as well she crossed her T’s and dotted her I’s! Definitely recommending to everyone!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Dr. Tran and the staff at eyetique were absolutely fantastic. Only complaint is that the additional ... $45 fee they charge on top of your co-pay is not disclosed during your booking. Disappointed about the transparency of fee but overall very happy. ** Updating to 5 stars as the practice manager reached out stating they are working on the transparency. This staff really cares about their patients and the quality of service they provide! Highly highly recommend!!
- Sep. 06, 2023
I saw Dr. Tran, and she and everyone else were friendly, professional, prompt, and provided good car... e. In the past, the manager, Marissa, was very helpful with an insurance issue I had. Would recommend.
- Aug. 27, 2023
Thank you Dr. Tran for your thoughtful care!
- Jul. 30, 2023
Prompt and polite staff. Dr. Tran is excellent, always addresses all your concerns.
- Jun. 20, 2023
The whole team at Eyetique was friendly and welcoming! They made me and my daughter feel comfortable... from start to finish.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Awesome staff very helpful and polite Dr Tran is amazing
- May. 21, 2023
The employees was kind and welcoming I would definitely recommend Eyetique to friends and family
- May. 16, 2023
Dr. Tran is very thorough and was very friendly. All the staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Mar. 29, 2023
My eye exam was very thorough and Dr. Tran and the staff were very professional and friendly.
- Feb. 09, 2023
Ok so. They’re really, really nice at this place BUT. I didn’t imagine we’d spend two (maybe a... little over) hours in there so do yourself a favor and plan accordingly. Take a snack maybe.
- Jan. 12, 2023
I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs to get their eyes checked. The doctor was truly am... azing, very friendly staff.
- Dec. 30, 2022
I took my 6 y.o. son to Dr. Jenny Tran to check his vision. He was anxious about his visit. Dr. Tran... was able to calm his nerves. She was very gentle and creative with tools and techniques. The staff at Eyetique is very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend Eyetique to anyone!
- Nov. 22, 2022
Best eye experience ever! I highly recommend Dr. Tran and her staff to all. The atmosphere is except... ionally warm and welcoming. I completely felt everyone not only listened to what I had to say but they honestly heard me as well, which allowed my concerns to be appropriately addressed and resolved.
- Oct. 02, 2022
Top notch. Dr Tran is fantastic. Kind, patient, and highly proficient. Everyone on the staff is grea... t, too. They answered all of my rookie questions with patience and grace.
- Sep. 23, 2022
Had a great experience. Quick to get an appointment. Staff were pleasant. Dr. Tran was wonderful.
- Aug. 26, 2022
Very professional painless
- Jul. 13, 2022
Nice place, organized, professional, everybody was pleasant they knew all of your options and explai... n them well best of all they have Saturday appointments which is the initial reason that we check them out and we are happy that we did!
- Jun. 27, 2022
Dr. Jenny Tran is the Best Optometrist I have visited with in a long time. She is thorough and prec... ise with every technic from start to finish. If you are looking for an Awesome Doctor this is the place to go . The staff is great as well everyone works as a team. I was in on a Tuesday an I got my glass that Friday I was very happy how fast it was as well. Thank you so very much. I will 100% be coming back.
- Apr. 30, 2022
Fixed my Cartier glasses within seconds

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Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus: The Game-Changer

Keratoconus presents a unique challenge when it comes to vision correction. Traditional gas permeable? contact lenses often prove ineffective as they cannot conform to the irregular corneal shape. This is where scleral lenses step in as an innovative solution.

Here are four compelling reasons to consider scleral lenses for keratoconus:

  • Enhanced Comfort

    Scleral lenses are larger in diameter compared to traditional rigid gas permeable contact lenses, spreading their weight across a broader, less sensitive area, ensuring comfort during extended wear.

  • Improved Vision

    Unlike glasses, which often offer limited visual improvement for keratoconus patients, scleral lenses can significantly enhance vision clarity and stability.

  • Constant Moisture

    Scleral lenses provide a continuous reservoir of moisture between the lens and the eye's surface, ensuring a soothing and moisture-rich environment for the eyes.

  • No More Eye Rubbing

    The design of scleral lenses minimizes the need for eye rubbing by reducing inciting factors of ocular surface and lid inflammation due to allergy response, reducing the risk of further corneal damage and discomfort.


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Experience Clarity with Scleral Lenses from Eyetique - Stow

Scleral lenses have the potential to provide life-changing improvement in vision clarity and comfort for those battling keratoconus.If you or a loved one has keratoconus and would like to explore the benefits of scleral lenses, schedule a consultation with Eyetique - Stow today. Your journey to clear vision begins here.[b]

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