Keratoconus Treatment in Alhambra
Don’t ignore changes in your teen’s vision.
Vision can change during the teen years, and these changes are often subtle. If your teen complains of sensitivity to light, halos around light, eye irritation, or blurred vision, it is important to set up an appointment with Dr. Shiau.
Keratoconus is a serious, but treatable, condition that causes the shape of the cornea to change, becoming thinner and more cone shaped. It affects focus, making images blurred or distorted and usually begins during adolescence, worsening over time.
Dr. Shiau is experienced in detecting and treating keratoconus. Using the latest diagnostic instruments, he can evaluate the shape and curve of the eye and measure how it focuses light. Dr. Shiau can help sufferers of keratoconus manage symptoms and restore sharp vision.
Getting a diagnosis of Keratoconus can be scary for teens who rely so much on their eyes for learning, participating in sports and activities, and socializing.
Dr. Shiau understands this and provides compassionate care with the goal of helping your teen or young adult see clearly again.
The good news is that many vision problems can be fixed with corrective lenses. Dr. Shiau has a wide range of options that are comfortable and effective. He is committed to helping you or your teen get back to your busy, active lifestyle.
- Eyeglasses or soft contact lenses: Vision is typically improved in early or mild cases of Keratoconus.
- Rigid or gas permeable lenses: Doctors prescribe these contacts for more advanced forms of Keratoconus when the shape of the eye has changed more dramatically. Be sure to ask Dr. Shiau about the benefits of having these lenses custom fit.
- Specialty lenses: Some keratoconus sufferers experience discomfort with traditional lenses or have irregular changes to their corneas. Dr. Shiau can recommend combination lenses that are highly customized for increased comfort and improved vision.
In very advanced or extreme cases of Keratoconus, there are surgical solutions. Dr. Shiau can recommend trusted professionals who specialize in these treatments. And he can talk about promising new treatments that may actually halt the progression of this disease.
Make an appointment with Dr. Shiau for a consultation or a comprehensive eye exam.