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Keratoconus Myths & Misconceptions

Keratoconus is a serious eye condition that progressively changes the shape of the cornea and causes it to thin and bulge. This eye condition can alter your vision to the point that it interferes with your day-to-day life.

There are many myths and misconceptions around keratoconus and its treatment. Find out the truth about keratoconus before starting any treatment for the condition.

Myth: Keratoconus results in blindness

Truth: While keratoconus changes the shape of the cornea to the extent that vision may deteriorate, it does not cause total blindness. However, keratoconus can cause significant vision loss that could make it difficult to perform regular activities.

Myth: Contact lenses can prevent the progression of keratoconus

Truth: There is a misconception that once a patient starts wearing contact lenses, the progression of keratoconus will stop. This is not true. While contact lenses improve visual clarity, they do not offer a permanent solution for keratoconus. Also, contact lenses that are poorly fitted may worsen the condition.

Myth: Only young people are diagnosed with keratoconus

Truth: While keratoconus usually develops in people under the age of 30, some people are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s.

Now that you know the truth about keratoconus, contact The Specialty Contact Lens Center At Eye Trends to discuss the best way to manage the condition.

The Specialty Contact Lens Center At Eye Trends serves patients from Houston, Spring, Woodlands, and Conroe, all throughout Texas.

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Dr. Inns is a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. During his training at the University of Houston, he held positions in research and was a teaching assistant / laboratory instructor.

Postgraduate work includes therapeutic courses at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Inns has published in Optometry Today and Optometric Management. He also volunteers at the schools in his area.

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As the manager of The Woodlands office, Amber Draper leads the team with the focus on patient care and assisting with their ophthalmic needs. Having over 10 years experience, Amber can aid patients with the most appropriate lens technology to match their daily needs. Everyone needs at least one pair of sun wear, especially here in Texas.

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Dr. Toups is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University.

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