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Keratoconus Treatment with Scleral Lenses

Seeing Beyond Keratoconus: The Clarity of Scleral Lenses

Uncorrected HOA with RGP Lens
Keratoconus – Uncorrected HOA with RGP Lens

Imagine, Emily, who has lived with keratoconus for several years, a condition that turned her world into a nightly kaleidoscope of glare, halos, and starbursts, especially daunting when driving. At dusk, as the world lit up, her anxiety rose. The glare from oncoming traffic would scatter in her vision, creating large halos that obscured the road ahead, and the bright starbursts from streetlights made it nearly impossible to focus. Wearing RGP lenses provided some correction, but they fell short of managing her HOAs. The intense light sensitivity not only caused discomfort but also a sharp pain that made Emily squint and tear up, leaving her feeling vulnerable at the wheel.

After Keratoconus Treatment with Scleral Lenses

Corrected HOA with Scleral Lens
Keratoconus – Corrected HOA with Scleral Lens – PVR PROSE

But Emily’s story took a positive turn after she visited Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland. Here, she was fitted with custom Scleral Lenses–PVR PROSE. These weren’t just any lenses; they were precision-engineered to correct the higher-order aberrations her RGPs couldn’t handle. The first night with her new lenses was revelatory. As she drove down the familiar stretch of highway, the usual menacing glare from truck headlights was gone. No halos to wrestle with, no starbursts obscuring her vision. For the first time in a long time, she could see the road clearly, navigate safely, and without any pain or discomfort.

Emily’s quality of life has dramatically improved. No longer does night driving evoke a sense of dread. Her custom Scleral Lenses have given her back the night, and with it, a newfound independence. She’s immensely grateful to the team at Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland, not just for the lenses, but for the attentive and personalized care she received. Her journey with keratoconus has taken a turn for the better, and she can’t help but share her story with others who might be navigating the same dark, blurry roads she once did.