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World Keratoconus Day

World Keratoconus Day

Scleral Lenses & Keratoconus Treatment at Yesnick Vision Center

World Keratoconus Day is celebrated annually on November 10th, to educate people worldwide about this corneal disorder and different available treatments. Dr. David Yesnick, leading eye doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada, invites patients to learn more about scleral contact lenses for keratoconus.

Keratoconus is a degenerative condition in which the cornea progressively thins and weakens, leading to a cone-shaped bulge instead of a rounded dome. It happens in about 1 out of every 2000 people globally. When left untreated, keratoconus can cause significant vision loss and legal blindness.

If you have keratoconus, wearing standard contact lenses can be painful and ineffective. However, specialized scleral lenses, crafted with high-tech materials and precise engineering, can be a great treatment option. These rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts are made from durable, oxygen-permeable plastic and have an extra-wide diameter. Due to their large size, scleral lenses rest on the sclera (whites of the eye), creating a smoothly rounded optical surface that vaults over the irregular cornea. Scleral lenses enable crisp and clear vision with keratoconus.

At Yesnick Vision Center, Dr. David Yesnick provides comprehensive fittings for scleral lenses. Using advanced corneal mapping, we make a detailed diagram of your cornea and use it to custom-design scleral lenses to give keratoconus patients supremely comfortable and clear vision!

At Yesnick Vision Center, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 702-500-0525 or book an appointment online to see one of our Las Vegas eye doctors.

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