Keratoconus: Why Blurred Vision Should Be Examined Immediately
Author: Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
To many a slight change in vision is nothing to worry about. Often we write it off with words like "I'm just getting old." or "I'll check on it later." thinking it is nothing to worry about. But contrary to popular belief the blurry vision you are experiencing could very well be the beginning of a very serious eye condition called "Keratoconus".
Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that causes a cone shape in the cornea of your eye. This distortion of the cornea leads to a distortion in your vision. Over time the distortion becomes bigger and if it is not treated it can lead to loss of vision.
Below are some other symptoms of Keratoconus:
- Sensitivity to light
- Progressive nearsightedness
- Irregular astigmatism
- Distorted vision
- Frequent Changes in prescription
Finding a good eye doctor to examine your eyes who is familiar with this condition and other is important. Below are 3 tips to help you find the right eye care professionals:
Asking a lot of questions: Many of use feel that when we go to the doctors and ask questions we are inconveniencing them. The truth is they are there to help you. You should never feel uncomfortable asking as many questions as you need to. If the doctor is not comfortable answering your questions it is a good idea to find someone who is, after all it is your eye care that is at stake.
Do your research: Feel free to ask questions about their education, specialties, and even if there are any patients who are comfortable talking with you about their service. A good establishment is not worried about you investigating their clinic or talking to their patients. Finding their website and researching testimonials, or even researching links on their pages is a good idea. See what others are saying about the doctor and what their experiences have been like.
Last but not least get an exam there: Just because you schedule an appointment doesn't mean you have to stick with them. See how they respond to you, how you feel in their office, check out their professionalism, and how they respond to you questions. You can always get a second opinion.
It is important to get regular eye exams. If you feel you are having symptoms of Keratoconus or problems with your vision consult you eye care professional immediately. Don't take chances with your eyes. Get help today.
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in Keratoconus treatments, I-BRITE eye whitening, LASIK, and other procedures. More helpful information is available at www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com