CXL vs. Holcomb C3-R Keratoconus Treatments Uncovered

CXL and Holcomb C3-R are two different types of ways to perform crosslinking. Although there have been many controversies among the two procedures, they are significantly different. CXL (epi-off) is an invasive procedure that scrapes the corneal epithelium off, causing a painful recovery. Besides the painful healing process, blurry vision and risks of developing a […]Read More »

Is Your Career On The Line Because Of Keratoconus?

Being diagnosed with Keratoconus can be difficult to manage, especially when it comes to your career. Although there are many stages of this degenerative eye disease, some more severe than others, the sooner the diagnosis the easier it will be to help preserve and improve your vision. If you are experiencing that Keratoconus is affecting […]Read More »

Keratoconus 101 Infographic

You are not alone, 1 in 500 people suffer from this degenerative eye disease that causes the cornea to thin. In three simple steps, this infographic will teach you all you need to know about conquering your Keratoconus.Read More »

4 Daily Activities That Keratoconus Affects

Being diagnosed early with Keratoconus can mean minimal symptoms, as it progresses daily activities may become hindered. In the early stages of Keratoconus, one may be experiencing blurred vision, dry eyes, eye prescription changes, and night vision loss.  Living with these conditions can cause many psychological issues such as anxiety and depression. Patients are finding the […]Read More »

Foods Essential to Your Eye Health

Summer is here and many of us are thinking of ways to stay fit through exercise and healthy eating. We can’t forget that we can improve our vision health by eating better and getting the right amount of vitamins daily as well. There are several foods we eat everyday that can improve your overall eye […]Read More »

Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Eye Sight Before Your Next Sporting Event

Are you an avid athlete and it seems your timing is getting a bit off? This is a common problem when it comes to vision and it may be an easy fix for those with a desire to keep playing. Getting regular exams can help diagnose vision problems before they get out of hand. Improving […]Read More »

How Vitamins Can Impact Your Everyday Vision

Vitamins are important to your vision just as much as they are to your overall health. There are several types of vitamins available but not all contribute specifically to your vision health. Things like fish oil, and antioxidants can be very beneficial to your overall eye health, but other vitamins may not have an effect […]Read More »

How Can You Ensure Your Child's Eyes Are Protected?

There are many reasons we fail to see vision problems in our children. With toddlers it is extremely difficult because they are just learning to communicate and don’t always realize that they are having issues. Older children are sometimes embarrassed, or merely think if they sit closer they will be fine. The good news is […]Read More »

Are You Curious About LipiFlow®?

Top 4 Benefits of LipiFlow® Is your Dry Eye effecting your everyday life? Getting tired of using the “No more tears?” or the “Get the red out” drops? LipiFlow® is a great new procedure that can help relieve your dry, itchy, irritated eyes. LipiFlow® helps you improve your Dry Eye by treating the root cause […]Read More »

Are Dry Eyes Effecting Your Daily Activities?

During the change of seasons, many struggle with dry eyes. This can dramatically hinder our everyday activities which can affect us considerably, for some even to the point of avoiding going outside. Dryness is one of the most common complaints reported when talking about the eyes, but most people don’t realize that Dry Eye is […]Read More »

3 Reasons You Should Have Included Your Eyes in Your New Year's Resolution

With the New Year just beginning, we often feel the need to change and do something different. Resolutions are the focal point of our thoughts but we seldom add our vision care as something we focus on. Most people think of losing weight, quitting smoking, and other health-related changes for their resolutions but thinking of […]Read More »

Discovering the Signs of Keratoconus: A Progressive Condition

You be wondering, what are the signs or symptoms of Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes vision to decline over time. The key to slowing its progression comes from early detection and treatment of the condition. It is important that you have annual eye exams and report all changes in vision. If Keratoconus […]Read More »

7 Important Facts You Should Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects about one in every 2,000 people. While the disease is not very common, it is important to learn about the condition and treatment options available in case you or a family member is diagnosed with Keratoconus. The cause of Keratoconus is unknown, but many experts believe that genetics […]Read More »

Why are my RGP Lenses so Uncomfortable is There Another Option?

Increasingly doctors are now recommended Holcomb C3-R® (cornea collagen crosslinking) as the first treatment and contacts as a secondary treatment. Holcomb C3-R® helps to stabilize Keratoconus and will help keep you comfortable in lenses longerRead More »

Diabetes & Keratoconus: Steps to Change Your Life

Diabetes can wreak havoc on your vision alone. However when you are diagnosed with both diabetes and Keratoconus it can cause many more problems. The truth is that Keratoconus changes the shape of your cornea and diabetes damages the blood...Read More »

Encouraging Early Detection For the Treatment of Keratoconus

Knowing your family history is an important step in early detection, and early treatment of Keratoconus. Understanding that knowing how progressed your condition is will help determine how aggressive your treatment needs to..Read More »

Patient Education: Significant Causes of Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a frustrating disease. It effects the lives of the patients significantly and understanding the cause can often help us understand the disease. Here are a few under laying causes of Keratoconus that can help you get started. Genetics: Though genetics plays a part in keratoconus so does the environment. Keratoconus in a family […]Read More »

Keratoconus Evaluation and Confirmation

There are several things you can do if you feel you are suffering from Keratoconus. The professionals will help not only evaluate your physical status but also take a thorough examination of your medical history. The Visit: When visiting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist they will gather important medical and vision history. It is important to […]Read More »

Keratoconus: Daily Life....

Understanding that Keratoconus is a progressive disease and causes stress on the patients should be important to your health care provider. The use of our vision is something we often take for granted until something like this happens. Although we learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment for Keratoconus the medical side of the disease is […]Read More »

Signs of Keratoconus

The eyes are a complex organ with all its layers and parts having an examination regularly is important. However knowing the signs of serious eye conditions can help it be detected and treated early. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder. It changes the shape of the cornea and damages the vision severely if not treated. […]Read More »

Determining the Stages of Keratoconus

Being diagnosed with Keratoconus is a hard thing. Learning what comes next in the process is most important. There are several tests that will be preformed on you to determine the condition of your cornea. This is one of the steps to determining how your doctor will treat your Keratoconus. Slit-Lamp- When you doctor is […]Read More »

Defining Keratoconus and What You Can Do About It

Keratoconus is a progressive disease in which the cornea becomes misshaped (cone like shaped) and overtime decreases quality of vision. Though this disease can be disturbing when first explained, there are many treatments to assist ...Read More »

Other Treatment Options for Keratoconus

Dealing with a diagnosis of Keratoconus can be frustrating enough, but determining what treatment options are best and which are available for your stage is even tougher. There are a few types of treatment that may be beneficial to your eyes. In the early stages of Keratoconus often feel a little different than those with a mild astigmatism or nearsightedness...Read More »

Discovering a Family History of Keratoconus

If you have a family history of Keratoconus you may already be familiar with some of the treatments of the condition. However over the past 10 years there has been great advancements in the treatments used for Keratoconus. So the treatment plans that may...Read More »

Foods Essential to Your Eye Health

Summer is here and many of us are thinking of ways to stay fit through exercise and healthy eating. We can’t forget that we can improve our vision health by eating better and getting the right amount of vitamins daily as well...Read More »

The Facts about Conductive Keratoplasty

For those suffering from Keratoconus, an eye condition caused by the thinning of the cornea that results in distorted vision and sensitivity to light, finding relief is a top priority. Conductive keratoplasty is a non-invasive, non-laser surgery used to correct eyesight by adjusting the shape of the cornea. However, it is important for individuals to […]Read More »

Living With Keratoconus

Living with eye troubles or diminishing eyesight can be difficult because these problems can keep you from doing the things you love most. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder that causes your cornea to thin and take on a cone-like shape, leading to blurred vision and sensitivity to light. This disorder is becoming more common, and a new study suggests that 1 in 500 people are living with Keratoconus. Understanding the symptoms of Keratoconus will allow you to spot when you may start to develop it and seek treatment from your eye doctor.Read More »

Discovering Keratoconus: Symptoms & Treatments

In the past Keratoconus was mainly treated by using a corneal transplant. Often painful and with long recovery times and complications, they were a necessary but not convenient or desirable procedure. Over the past decades there have been many new treatments developed which cause little to no pain and provide much faster recovery times...Read More »

Cataract Treatment When You Have Keratoconus

As we age, natural circumstances can lead to a decrease in our vision or cause other problems with our eyesight. While most people see an eye doctor to get prescription glasses or contact lenses to improve their vision, there has been little in the way of relief for those with Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a vision […]Read More »

Finding Relief with LipiFlow®

For those who have been struggling with chronic dry eyes, LipiFlow® maybe the answer. Most patients have tried the over the counter “Get the Red Out” drops or artificial tears, and while they do relieve the irritation and symptoms of Dry Eye it is usually just a temporary fix...Read More »

Vision Safety & Staying Active With Keratoconus

For those who are looking to get active this summer , but struggle with Keratoconus on a daily basis, there are several things you can do to protect your vision from getting worse and a few to stay active. Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that changes the shape of your cornea from spherical to […]Read More »

Has Keratoconus Affected Your Career?

Has Keratoconus forced you to give up your career? While Keratoconus is a progressive condition there are several treatments that are now available to help preserve and improve your vision. Read More »

What Are Keratoconus Inserts and How Do They Work?

As you grow up, your eyesight may undergo changes. For example, you may notice that things begin to get blurry, or you have trouble seeing objects in the distance. For those with Keratoconus, a condition that occurs when the cornea in the eye begins to thin and becomes cone-shaped, distorted vision and sensitivity to light […]Read More »

Combining Your Keratoconus Treatments & How this Can Benefit You

For those who have been dealing with Keratoconus, you have probably ran across a lot of information on modern Keratoconus treatments. While there are a lot of treatment options open for this condition the past tells another story. Read More »

Is Your Vision Becoming Worse at Night?

Decreased night vision is a common symptom, without treatment is can be a great hindrance. While you should always have your eyes checked when there is change in your vision, sometimes patients may over look vision changes and chalk it up to the aging process. Read More »

How Can Keratoconus Affect Your Pitch This Baseball Season?

Baseball season is back in full swing and for those who suffer from Keratoconus this season maybe a struggle for some who have already been diagnosed and some who might not even know they are sufferingRead More »

Keratoconus Symptoms & How They Affect Your Daily Life

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that changes the shape of your cornea. This change causes many difficulties in the patient’s everyday life. The patient’s quality of vision deteriorates as the condition gets worse over the years. Many patients suffer from poor night ....Read More »

Keratoconus: True Testimonials - Meeting Brianna

Keratoconus is a progressive condition in which the sphere shape of the cornea becomes cone shape overtime. The change of shape in the cornea causes your vision to become distorted. Keratoconus didn't have a lot of treatment options even just a decade ago...Read More »

A New Frontier for Keratoconus Treatment

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a procedure that uses a solution made of natural vitamins placed directly on the cornea to improve and strengthen the fibers of the cornea. This treatment helps to stabilize the cornea and slow/halt the progressive nature of this vision Read More »

Finding the Right Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the patient to lose their vision slowly over time. Keratoconus causes the sphere shaped cornea to turn cone shaped. This causes the images that a patient sees to become distorted and glasses or contacts often will not help improve vision over time...Read More »

Tips for Family Vision Care This Year

Vision care should be a priority to your family especially if you have a family history of eye problems or conditions like elevated blood pressure, or Diabetes. Several conditions affect the eyes and can lead to severe vision loss or eye care issuesRead More »

Understanding New Advancements for Keratoconus Treatments

Keratoconus treatments have been around for decades and over the years many patients have experienced different treatment options for managing this condition. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that is causedRead More »

Top 3 Reasons to Use Intacs for Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus vision correction procedures have advanced over the last decade. There are several procedures that can help improve your overall quality of vision quickly and with little to no pain. Intacs is a procedure that can help you with a condition called...Read More »

Improving Vision with the Holcomb C3-R ®

When we are searching to a way to improve our Keratoconus vision we are often mislead. There are several treatments listed online but how do we find one we can trust? Finding the right eye care professional or even the right Keratoconus...Read More »

Did You Know You Can Combine Treatments for Keratoconus Without Increasing Your Recovery Time?

If you hear the word ‘procedures’ you often worry about extended recovery time, more trips to the doctor, and even more pain. With the new treatments available for Keratoconus, you can combine your treatments, have less recovery time, and experience a betterRead More »

How Will INTACS Help My Keratoconus?

Before the 1990's there was little available in regard to treatment options for Keratoconus. Many patients had to deal with the debilitating effects of Keratoconus until they needed a Corneal Transplant. Now there are several new treatments that are improving the overall effects of Keratoconus. INTACS have been available to patients for the treatment of KeratoconusRead More »

Keratoconus Options: Treatment Success

For those who have had family members or close friends that were diagnosed with Keratoconus, treatment options probably didn't sound very promising at that time. With new advancements in the treatment of Keratoconus, success is a common place. In fact over 90% of all patients with Keratoconus are now receiving successful treatments for their KeratoconusRead More »

Insertable Contact Lenses

Those battling eyesight issues, especially people with kerataconus, know how aggravating it can be to go back and forth from one doctors appointment to another. Prescription contacts, glasses or eye surgery without results can make it seem like relief is too far away. However, Insertable Contact Lenses (ICL) can help improve your vision without the […]Read More »

Will I Need a Corneal Transplant Now That I'm Diagnosed With Keratoconus?

For those who are familiar with Keratoconus, Corneal Transplants maybe a familiar treatment option. But with today's advanced technology, there are several treatments yielding amazing results when it comes to the treatment of Keratoconus. For generations pastRead More »

Improvements for Keratoconus Treatments & What You Should Know

The disease Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the patients quality of vision to decrease gradually over time. In the past there was only one main treatment for Keratoconus other than eye glasses or contact lensesRead More »

Early Prevention of Keratoconus Can Save Your Vision

There is great strides of progress when it comes to Keratoconus and over the last decade we have found several new treatments to improve your overall quality of vision. Although Keratoconus is a progressive disease there are several treatmentsRead More »

Holcomb C3-R® treatment

If you are living with keratoconus, a progressive non-inflammatory eye disorder that causes a cone-like steepening of the cornea, you know how important it is to get treatment so that you can get back to your normal routine. Keratoconus damages your vision and makes it impossible to focus without the assistance of eyeglasses or contacts. […]Read More »

Dealing with Keratoconus & Treatment Options

A diagnosis of Keratoconus can be frightening. If you have family history of Keratoconus you may have already experienced seeing someone with the disease. However today technology has allowed for several new treatments that can slow the progressionRead More »

Treatment for Dry Eyes

People with allergies know that it can sometimes be difficult to even step outside of your front door. Dry conditions and irritants in the environment can lead you itchy and burning eyes that make you want to find relief as quickly as possible. Dry eye is not limited to just people with allergies, however. The […]Read More »

Evaluating a Family History of Keratoconus: Tips & Signs

When it comes to Keratoconus there are many questions about family history. The truth is you should always let your physician or eye care professional know when there is a history of medical conditions in the family. This can help them better assess your..Read More »

How the Holcomb C3-R ® can Help Your Keratoconus - A Career in Auto Racing

While Keratoconus is an often debilitating condition there is hope in having a successful career in Auto Racing regardless of having Keratoconus. There are several new treatments...Read More »

The Anatomy of the Eye

There are five main senses, all of which work together to allow the body to “sense” the surrounding world. All of these senses send information to the brain. In turn, the brain interprets the information as needed. Although all of these senses are important, eyesight stands out as the most important. What Makes Sight Possible? […]Read More »

Fresh Spring New You: Keratoconus Treatment Alternatives

Many are struggling with vision problems. However with today's technology you can improve your quality of vision with a few simple procedures that could take less thanRead More »

Common Eye Disorders

Common Cornea Disorders There are some common eye disorders that are caused by the abnormal shape of the eye. One such condition is ectasia, a disorder that causes the cornea to bulge outward. LASIK surgery causes this by weakening the cornea. Other, naturally caused disorders include keratoconus and astigmatism. Keratoconus is caused when the cornea […]Read More »

How A Bobsledder With Severe Keratoconus Obtained a Gold Medal

For those who are suffering from Keratoconus you can break records, and make new strides in your life regardless of your diagnosis. Take a look at Steven Holcomb. He is a professional bobsledder that suffered from an extreme case...Read More »

Keratoconus: Treatment Options

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease that will continue to get worse until it is corrected. Although mild cases of keratoconus can be corrected with glasses or lenses, once the eye disease has progressed to a more severe case, other treatment options are needed. Corneal transplants are one way to correct keratoconus. During this procedure, […]Read More »

Managing Your Keratoconus With Hybrid or RGP Contact Lenses

If you are suffering from Keratoconus than you know all too well how RGP contact lenses can be uncomfortable for everyday use. However there are some new improved contact lenses that have the strength and quality of RGP lensesRead More »

Top 3 Questions When Deciding on The Holcomb C3-R ®

When it comes to treatments for Keratoconus there are several things you should consider. Many of us are worried about the more invasive treatments but the Holcomb C3-R ® is non-invasive and has been shown to be effectiveRead More »

Why SynergEyes Contact Lenses Are a Comfort for Your Eyes

If you have already been diagnosed with Keratoconus and had to have RGP's or Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses you know how uncomfortable they can be. There are a few changes you can get that will help ease that comfort on a day...Read More »

Top 3 Reasons to Combined Your Keratoconus Treatments

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that often leaves the patient feeling uncertain and worried about their treatment options. Over the past 10 years more and more treatment options have become available for those with...Read More »

Keratoconus: A Progressive Non-Inflammatory Disorder

There are many conditions that can affect the eye. Many people are afflicted with near-sightedness or far-sightedness. Still others might receive a diagnosis of astigmatism. These are all common conditions that can be treated with a soft contact lens or glasses. There are other conditions, however, that can cause further complications for the eye. Keratoconus […]Read More »

New Treatments Available for Your Keratoconus

For those who are new diagnosed there are several new treatments available for Keratoconus. In the past there were few treatments and as your condition progressed the main treatment was having a corneal transplant. This procedure had a harderRead More »

Are You Ready for Treatments For Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes your vision to become distorted. Your cornea develops a cone shape causing the outer lens (cornea) of your eye to show you an unclear image. There are treatments Read More »

How the Symptoms of Keratoconus Can Affect Your Daily Life

Many people have heard of Keratoconus some have even known someone with the condition or are possibly dealing with it personally. But many still don't understand how the condition works and how it will affect their daily life...Read More »

Finding New Vision for Keratoconus Patients

For those with Keratoconus daily activities can be difficult. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the cornea of the eye to become irregular and bulge out instead of circular. Over time the irregular shape causes distortions in the vision...Read More »

Diagnosing Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition that hundreds of thousands of people face each year. Astigmatism is when the eye is no longer shaped like a sphere and has changed to more like..Read More »

Advanced Keratoconus Treatments & Early Detection For Keratoconus

We are quite sure you have heard the words “Early Detection” what it means to you may be a bit different in each person’s eye. Looking at early detection from a positive place allows you to understand the underlined condition and be hopeful that they can treat it before it affects too many areas of your life. It also allows you to have moreRead More »

I Have a Family History of Keratoconus What Do I Do Next?

There are several questions surrounding the patient with a family history when it comes to Keratoconus. In the past there was little in the way of treatment of Keratoconus. In the end many patients would need to receive corneal transplants, which were invasive, painful and required a long recover time. However over the pastRead More »

Keratoconus Patients: Looking For New Techniques to Improve Your Vision

Keratoconus is a progressive condition of the eye. It causes the cornea to change shape and become cone shape. Over time the progression decreases the quality of vision. While in the past the techniques for treatment have included corneal transplants there are many new techniques that can improve the shape of the cornea without the use of invasive...Read More »

What You Should Know About Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that can severely change the patient’s quality of vision over time. As with many conditions if it is caught early it can be maintained giving the patient a well improved quality of vision improving the overall vision and reducing the symptoms.Read More »

How Scleral Contact Lenses Can Help Your Keratoconus

For those who have Keratoconus you may already know how difficult and uncomfortable it maybe to wear Rigid Gas permeable contact lenses. But this is often a way of life for those suffering with Keratoconus. And you may know all too Read More »

Can LASIK Improve Your Quality of Vision if You Have Keratoconus?

For those who have Keratoconus there are many treatments to help improve their symptoms and quality of vision. Over time the cornea deteriorates and it becomes harder to see despite your use of contacts or glasses...Read More »

Protecting Your Eyes: Keratoconus, Early Detection, and Keratoconus Treatments

For those who have mastered the World Wide Web getting new information on Keratoconus treatment is relatively easy. Knowledge is one of the best ways to help save your eyes for the often devastating news of a Keratoconus diagnosis. As we are sure you've heard many say that early detection is key in Keratoconus treatment, understanding that...Read More »

How Does Keratoconus Affect Your Daily Life?

Keratoconus is a debilitating condition that effects not only you but those around you. Those who have had family member who have been diagnosed with this condition understand what it is like to watch someone who is suffering from it. But how does it affect your daily life when you are the one with the condition?Read More »

Can You Benefit From Using INTACS for Keratoconus?

INTACS have been used for Keratoconus since 1999 with many benefits. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the cornea of the eye to change shape distorting the overall vision of the patient. While there is no guarantee that the treatment alone with restore your vision, it has been effective in improving the quality of vision for many patients.Read More »

Facing Dry Eyes as a Symptom of Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes loss of vision, vision disturbances, and changes in the quality of life of those who suffer from the condition. There are several symptoms of Keratoconus that cause daily issues for its patients. Learning what symptoms may flare and how to deal with them will allow you to gain some of your life back.Read More »

Experiencing Disturbances in Night Vision With Keratoconus

If your experiencing disturbances in your vision during the day since your diagnosis of Keratoconus, we can only imagine how your night vision is doing. Unfortunately loss of night vision is a symptom of Keratoconus, having it and dealing with it however are two very different things.Read More »

The Management of Keratoconus With Other Medical Conditions

The management of Keratoconus can be a struggle. But facing Keratoconus with other conditions like: Diabetes, Cataracts, Hypertension, or even arthritis can be even more of a challenge. Having a treatment plan can help assist you in the day to day management of multiple conditions. While managing your Keratoconus you should already know about developing an effective treatment plan and how having a support team can help you face daily challenges.Read More »

Daily Life: Dealing With Headaches as a Symptom of Keratoconus

There are many symptoms of Keratoconus. Managing the symptoms can be just as hard as dealing with the complications of the disease itself. One of the harder and more progressive symptoms of Keratoconus is headaches. While proper management of headaches can help you over the course of time, finding a way to cope with them can be even more challenging.Read More »

Coping With a Diagnosis of Keratoconus and Finding Treatment

Do you have a family member who is currently or has suffered with Keratoconus? Have you seen the progression of this condition and traditional treatment options for it? If you have said yes to these questions you probably have your own ideas on how its treatment will go. But did you know that treatment options for Keratoconus have changed considerably within the last decade? Did you know that Corneal Transplants, one of the most common treatments for the condition are rarely used anymore? Now treatments like glasses, contact lenses, INACS (cornea inserts), the Holcomb C3-R ® (cornea collage crosslinking) and many other options are available.Read More »

Can Focus Exercises as Treatment Options Improve Your Keratoconus?

When you have Keratoconus strengthening the eyes is an important step in maximizing visual function. Focus exercising can aid in improving the quality of vision. Many doctors agree that training your eyes is an important step in treating the condition, and according to the American Optometric Association you can benefit greatly from exercising your eyes when diagnosed with Keratoconus.Read More »

How a Family History Affects Your KC

If you have had Keratoconus in your family your probably wondering if it will affect you. As with any condition the family history will increase your risk of getting the condition, however it is not a guarantee. Nor is it a guarantee that you will have the same progression or experience as those in your family as it affects each patient differently.Read More »

Why Should You Use Contact Lenses for KC?

For those of us who suffer daily with Keratoconus we understand the value of having various treatment options. There are several treatment options for those with Keratoconus and finding the one that most beneficial for us should be our top priority. Since Keratoconus is a progressive condition the earlier you treat it the more effective the treatments will beRead More »

Top 3 Benefits of Using Contact Lenses as a Treatment for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that disrupts the daily lives of those who suffer. Making sure that we have the best treatments, and are comfortable in our daily activities is a continuous job. But a worth while one. There are several treatments developed...Read More »

Optimizing and Maintaining Your Rose K Contact Lens

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that can cause discomfort and emotional problems to those who suffer from it. However there is help. There are several treatments for this progressive condition but we often look for something that provides us with stable...Read More »

Can I Manage My Keratoconus and Go Horseback Riding?

If you are newly diagnosed with Keratoconus and love horseback riding this maybe a discouraging discovery for you. However being diagnosed with Keratoconus is not the end of the world. You may think because it is a progressive condition you will have to give up the things you love like Horseback riding. This is not true. Keratoconus can cause....Read More »

Understanding How to Manage Keratoconus & Altitude

For those of you who don't know Keratoconus is a progressive condition created by the change in the shape of the cornea over time. As the cornea continues to change to a cone shape, the images your eyes see become more distorted. Over time it can...Read More »

Do You Have Family Members With Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive condition and can be a debilitating if left untreated. Watching your family members go through it can make you feel helpless and useless in some experiences. You probably have many questions on the condition after watching your family members go through their treatments. In past years their were limited treatments for...Read More »

Understanding Eye Diseases & Treatments

For many of us the eye is a faint thought in our heads, few are curious about how the eye works. However those who take the time to learn find that the eye is a complicated machine that when functioning properly work...Read More »

Benefits of SynegEyes Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

For many the progression of Keratoconus is enough to manage day to day. However some treatments like RGP's or Rigid Gas Permeable Contact lenses can be difficult on a daily basis. So what should you do? There are new technologies that are improving the...Read More »

Tough Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Keratoconus

There are many questions that run through our heads before we go to the doctors. It is no different when we go to the eye care professional about our Keratoconus. Being prepared for the doctor is very important. Many of us gather our medications, write lists of symptoms, and even write up a list of what want to talk about. And for those of us who have been...Read More »

Exploring Exercise and Keratoconus

There are many reasons we have to exercise including weight loss, physical therapy, even just staying healthy. But according to the American Optometric Association another reason to exercise is Keratoconus. Many doctors believe that exercising...Read More »

Advancing Technology With SynergEyes Contact Lenses

For many with vision problems finding the right contact lens with less irritation and a clearer view can be challenging. For those who have been using Contact lenses for years understand this dilemma. However there is a vision correction treatment that worksRead More »

Keratoconus Daily: Signs & Symptoms of Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive condition of the eye. As the disease progresses it changes the shape of the cornea causing the image projected to be distorted. This causes the overall vision to be damaged. As it continues the patients sight continues to grow worse. However over the last decade many treatmentsRead More »

Duel Disease Management: Dealing With Diabetes & Keratoconus

Almost 1 in 3 Americans are believed to have Diabetes or are related to someone with Diabetes. These numbers intend to increase over the next decade. But when you add a condition like Keratoconus to Diabetes the risk of severe loss of sight is muchRead More »

What Are Some Key Signs and Symptoms to Help Detect Keratoconus?

The world is fighting a hard battle but the war is far from over, Keratoconus (KC) is at the front line battling back. Keratoconus (KC) is one of several different disorders that attack the eyes of many worldwide everyday. Signs of Keratoconus (KC) usually present themselves in the early to late teenage years however there have been recent reports of patients....Read More »

Encouraging Better Eye Care

Taking care of your eyes is more than just an annual exam. Making sure that you take care of your vision between exams is just as important if not more than the exam itself. Many of us feel that if we go to our annual eye exam everything is alright...Read More »

3 Tips to Remember in Finding Your Next Doctor: Keratoconus Patients

Researching treatments of Keratoconus is no different than researching any other condition. First you must fully understand the condition before you can go any further. There are several places that will give you the perfect technical terminology for KeratoconusRead More »

Living With Keratoconus:Dealing With Blurred Vision

Blurred vision is a very common symptom of Keratoconus. Often learning to deal with the symptoms can be more of a challenge than accepting the condition itself. However there are ways to manage the symptoms on a day to day basis.Read More »

Early Detection of Keratoconus: Making Your Eyes Matter

Improved technology has not only made it possible to access information on Keratoconus easily and with more freedom, but it gives us access to more information on the advanced treatments for Keratoconus. So hearing the..Read More »

Living With Keratoconus: Coping With Vision Loss

When dealing with Keratoconus we have had to often deal with some vision loss over time, however new advancements in Keratoconus have made it possible to regain vision over time. The use of various treatments and combination of some..Read More »

Keratoconus Discovering the Causes, Symptoms, and Signs

Keratoconus is an eye disorder which is degenerative and often makes the usually round shaped cornea begin to thin and bulge. This can eventually start to take on a shape that is tending towards a ...Read More »

How Will I Know if My Keratoconus is Progressing?

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that will become worse if not properly treated. So how do you know if your Keratoconus is growing worse? First understanding that Keratoconus is a serious condition and if you believe you have any signs...Read More »

Did You Know That Frequent Changes in Your Prescription Can be a Sign of Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive condition and sometimes runs in families. While just because you have it in your family doesn't mean you will develop it, this can increase your risk of getting it. For those of you who have to have constant changes to your...Read More »

Did You Know That Blurred Vision is a Symptom of Keratoconus?

Blurred vision is a common symptom of several conditions. Finding out which condition is causing yours can be equally difficult. The first step is eliminating other simpler conditions before moving to the bigger tests. Your doctor may first check...Read More »

Warning Signs of Keratoconus: Why You Should Pay Attention

Keratoconus can be a serious condition, if left untreated it can cause extreme decline and loss of vision. However with early detection patients with Keratoconus can have a full life with a great quality of vision. There are several warning signs that...Read More »

Understanding Your Diagnosis of Keratoconus

New Technologies in the treatments of Keratoconus are changing what it means to get the diagnosis. As with all conditions you can get nervous when you hear it, but long gone are the older harsher treatments...Read More »

Seeing the Signs & Symptoms of Keratoconus

A family history of Keratoconus maybe a scary one. Knowing what that means and watching it unravel in a family member may have put a troubling tingle in your bones. However the truth is the treatments for Keratoconus have come a long way...Read More »

Living With Keratoconus: Dealing With Blurred Vision

Blurred vision is a very common symptom of Keratoconus. Often learning to deal with the symptoms can be more of a challenge than accepting the condition itself. However there are ways to manage the symptoms on a day to day...Read More »

3 Major Tips You Should Know When Diagnosed With Keratoconus & Diabetes

Diabetes alone is a hard condition to live with but when you have a diagnosis of Keratoconus as well we often struggle even harder to avoid blindness, or additional loss of vision. Fortunately there have been several advancements in the treatment of Keratoconus to help you deal with the condition, and relieve the strain to facing two progressive diseases...Read More »

Living with Keratoconus: Facing Diabetes & Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a difficult condition to live with. Losing your eye sight can be disruptive and scarey to say the least. But when you already have diabetes it can give you more difficulty, and add great emotional stress to ...Read More »

Steve Holcomb: A Vision of Inspiration for Keratoconus Sufferers

Steve Holcomb's recent fight with Keratoconus is one that is still radiating throughout the world. His story is one that sheds hope and light on patients with Keratoconus, as well as those not yet diagnosed. Steve Holcomb's dreams of gaining a Gold Medal were...Read More »

The Effects of Keratoconus

A diagnosis of Keratoconus can not only effect the person with the condition physically but it can effect them on an emotional level as well. Keratoconus often leads to progressive loss of vision. Slowly over time patients no long obtain functional...Read More »

Diagnosis of Keratoconus

Identifying moderate or advanced keratoconus is fairly easy. However, diagnosing keratoconus in its early stages is more difficult, requiring a thorough case history, a search for visual and refractive clues and the use of diagnostic equipment. Often, keratoconus patients have had several spectacle prescriptions in a short period, and none has provided satisfactory vision correction. […]Read More »

Historic Gold Medal for Someone Once going Blind

Three years ago,I shook hands with Steven Holcomb who was forced to retire as the top U.S. bobsled driver due to becoming legally blind from a degenerative eye disease known as Keratoconus where the cornea (outer lens) herniates out. Today, February 27,2010 in Vancouver, Steven walked away with a Gold medal, the first for the U.S. in bobsled […]Read More »

Feeling Alright About Improving Vision

It has been an immensely rewarding to have been a part of the Olympic experience.  I am so happy to have helped an individual with as much talent and honor as Steve.   It is amazing to think that only a year ago, he was legally blind and facing an early retirement from his bobsled career.  […]Read More »

People All Over Reach Out

Response to the bobsled press conference has been incredible! With the media surrounding Steven’s success with the C3-R procedure transforming his 20/500 vision to 20/20, hundreds of people suffering from similar ailments are contacting us in hopes of restoring their lost sight. C3-R, cornea collagen crosslinking with riboflavin, is not taking center podium as the first line […]Read More »

Bobsled Driver Steve Holcomb's Miracle Story of Overcoming Keratoconus

Last Thursday I, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, was in Vancouver for the  press conference with the U.S. Bobsled team.  “Why would an eye surgeon be at a press conference?” is probably going through your mind.  I didn’t give up my day job to join the U.S. Bobsled team.  My patient Steven Holcomb and his story has […]Read More »

Bobsled Athlete Overcomes Keratoconus and Ready for Gold Medal Quest

Bobsled driver Steven Holcomb was ont he verge of giving up his passion for the Bobsled sport due to his keratoconus. Hi team, coaches, and team doctors virtually refused to let him quit. They found alternative treatments to a cornea transplant that would allow Steve to return to the sport. Two years ago, Steve was […]Read More »

Keratoconus: Pushing Past the [K] Word

Currently there are a couple of procedures that can improve your vision, stop regression, and some reports say they have reversed damage of Keratoconus. This is a great weight lifted from the shoulders of those suffering from Keratoconus....Read More »

Keratoconus: Understanding Your Diagnosis & What it Means for You

New Advancements in Technologies have improved results for many who face this degenerative condition each day. However before we can even look at treatment options it is important that you understand the diagnosis and what it means for you....Read More »

4 Ways to Ensure Good Vision

It is never too soon to take steps to protect your vision. Ensuring we have good vision care should be a high priority in your families health care. Establishing a good vision specialist will protect your eyes in the future. Many of us take for granted our vision care despite the fact that we only […]Read More »

Progressive Keratoconus: 4 Tips to Improve Your Everyday Life

  Our journey through life is often a bumpy one. Many of us have trouble coping with stress and the riggers life brings without throwing Progressive Keratoconus in the mix. However finding new ways to cope with your disease can help reduce extra problems along the way. Below are a few tips to assist you […]Read More »

3 Tips For Managing Your Keratoconus

Progressive Keratoconus [a.k.a KC] can be a difficult condition to live with. The loss of vision can be frustrating and disruptive to regular daily activities we know and love. However Keratoconus can also be difficult for families with suffering loved ones. Keratoconus affects about 1 in every 2,000 Americans. Keratoconus however is not just a […]Read More »

Understanding Keratoconus Symptoms

Generally when we think of Keratoconus what comes to mind? Well if you already a Keratoconus patient you may think of things like blurred vision, or nearsightedness, astigmatism, or even sensitivity to light. The truth is these are often generalized symptoms and are also associated with other conditions, making it hard to diagnose as Keratoconus. […]Read More »

Former Keratoconus Patient Steve Holcomb Enters Bobsled World Championships

This year in January Steven Holcomb had undergone a vision correction treatment that restored is vision. With his uncanny talent in bobsledding few knew of the troubles Steve suffered out there on the track. However his sight had become such a problem the extraordinarily talented athlete thought of throwing in the towel and retiring. In […]Read More »

What Caused Your Keratoconus?

Genetics The frequency of keratoconus in first degree relatives having the disease is much higher than the general population. Keratoconus can also be associated with other systemic syndromes such as Down’s syndrome.   The good news is that keratoconus is often not passed to children. If you have or may have children in the future, […]Read More »

True Testimonials – Kenny Atkins, 1st US Reported INTACS for Keratoconus Patient

When I started college I was an Ocean Lifeguard. At school, I found it harder to focus on textbooks. I thought it was just the chlorine from the pool. I had my eyes checked and I was diagnosed with astigmatism in one eye and I started wearing glasses while studying. As lifeguarding became my chosen […]Read More »

Bobsled Driver Sees Better Things Ahead

Bobsledder- Steven Holcomb has a lot to say in this article from USA Today Written by Tim Reynolds… ———————————————————– Bobsledder Steven Holcomb was speeding down the icy track for a preseason training run a few weeks ago, when a piece of duct tape tore off the chassis and whizzed past his helmet. His teammates weren’t […]Read More »

True Testimonials: Seeing Through the Haze~ Meet Catherine Bally

Catherine has struggled for many years with the deterioration of her vision. As most Keratoconus patients do she has had a number of different corrective eye wear including Hard contacts which are many times difficult to handle creating irritation to the eyes, pain and discomfort – to having soft contacts that still don’t provide her […]Read More »

True Testimonials: Anxiety Free Vision Correction~ Meeting Dorothy McDonald

Many of us deal with anxiety when it comes to our eyes. The patients at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute are no exception. The key is all in how they are treated. There is a big difference in with treatment of patients at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute and other vision centers. Meet Dorothy McDonald a registered […]Read More »

Mapping Your Eyes: Topography & Keratoconus

One of the best ways to evaluate the cornea is through the use of Corneal Topography. There are various signs in the mapping that show the doctors signs of keratoconus and other progressive eye conditions. The topography can show irregular and steepening of the shape of the cornea. The normal cornea also has a 90 […]Read More »

Describing Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory degenerative eye disease. Keratoconus causes damage to the collagen fibers in the cornea causing them to grow weak. When it reaches a weak enough point in the fiber it bulges up like that of a hernia. Keratoconus causes irregular astigmatism, steeping of the cornea, and vision loss in the cornea. This […]Read More »

"Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained" Seeing Through the Eyes of Kenny Atkins

The stories of those with Keratoconus are many. Each journey of the patients is important to us all. It shapes what we know and makes us who we become. Learning each story takes time but can be done one patient at a time. The story of Kenny Atkins is one of frustration, struggle, and venture […]Read More »

Our Eyes and How Keratoconus Affects Them

The Cornea- The cornea contains a clear dome which lies on the surface of your cornea. It is the most important part of the eye known as the focusing lens. The cornea must be smooth and well shaped to give your eye good focus. Keratoconus gives the lens a irregular shape and over time makes […]Read More »

True Testimonials: Meeting Steve Zier

Steve Zier was diagnosed with mild Keratoconus. In many states doctors feel it is difficult to work on patients with Keratoconus some don’t try, others do with complications. In Steve’s case it was difficult to locate a doctor that would attempt it due to his condition. “None of the other surgeons would touch me with […]Read More »

Living with Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a serous and frustrating disease. Many are fearful when diagnosed and worry about the loss of sight associated with keratoconus. The truth is there are many procedures and treatments in modern medicine that can help control the progression of this disease. We often see the discouragement on the faces of those suffering; finding […]Read More »

True Testimonials: Meeting Margret

Our blog is designed not only to give you medical advice- and information on treating eye conditions but give you testimonials to what we are saying. The truth of the matter is that not only is it important for the surgeon to have knowledge of the treatments available but have first hand experience as well. […]Read More »