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

Contact lenses and eye glasses are usually the first treatment option recommended for Keratoconus. However, as Keratoconus progress contacts become very, especially RGP contact lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable lenses).

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 longer.

But, what do you do if your Keratoconus has progressed to the point that even after Holcomb C3-R®, RGP lenses are uncomfortable. There are several other specialty Keratoconus contact lens options.

These options include:

Hybrid Contact Lenses (SynergEyes)

What are Hybrid Lenses? They are a mixture of soft lenses and RGP lenses. They provide you with the comfort of a soft lens but the crisper vision of an RGP. Many report these provide a great edge to contact for all day wear without the harsh edge of the RGP lenses.

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses? These are similar to RGP lenses only they are larger in diameter. They almost look like a bowl that you fit over your eye. The advantage is they do not rest on the cornea, so they provide increased comfort. In addition, prior to insertion the lenses are filled with saline, so basically all day your eye is bathed in saline, which can help keep your eyes moist and lessen the concerns about dry/irritated eyes.

RGP, Hybrid lenses, or Scleral contact lenses can provide the best option for improved clarity, comfort, and stability. However, the most important benefit to Keratoconus treatment today is the Holcomb C3-R® which will preserve your vision and stop the deterioration of your vision so you can maintain good vision and comfort in contacts and avoid the painful cornea transplant.

There are many benefits of using specialty Keratoconus contact lenses for the treatment of your Keratoconus. Take the time and get the facts. Ask your eye care professional about contact lenses for your Keratoconus Treatments today!

Watch Michael explain how he is now living life all over again thanks to specialty Keratoconus contact lenses.

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 for those who have Keratoconus. Some include surgery, glass or contact lenses and other procedures.

But for those who don’t like surgery, or have other reasons for avoiding it contact lenses should definitely be an option. Whether they are RGP or soft lenses the option for improved clarity, comfort, and stability are all benefits of contact lenses.

Below are the Top 3 Benefits of Using Contact Lenses for the Treatment of Keratoconus:

Mobility – Contact lenses allow the patient to continue with their day to day without any time away.

Clarity – The use of RGP contact lenses can increase the clarity of your overall vision. This can give you a better more reliable visual experience.

Little Maintenance – For many with Keratoconus the less hectic and busy your schedule is the more you can enjoy yourself. Contacts provide little maintenance to keep your vision clear. For those with Keratoconus a treatment that can be used through most stages of the condition is a great option. SynergEye ® Hybrid and Rose K Contact Lenses can be used through many stages of Keratoconus making it a great option for treatment of Keratoconus.

While these 3 benefits are nowhere near all, it will give you a good reason or two to check it out. Ask you eye care professional why contact lenses would be right for you.

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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