Vision Therapy in Loiret Office Park

Keratoconus and Contact Lenses: Finding the Perfect Fit

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Understanding Keratoconus: A Vision Disorder

Your cornea, the clear, round, front surface of your eye, is the first ocular tissue that light passes through on its way to the retina. Keratoconus causes the cornea to thin, steepen, and form an irregular cone-shape. This transformation causes light to focus on the retina incorrectly, which leads to distorted vision.

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What Are the Symptoms of Keratoconus?

There are two primary ways keratoconus affects your vision, and it shows up as:

  • Irregular Astigmatism: The cornea, which typically has a smooth spherical shape, undergoes a transformation into a cone-like structure. This alteration results in a wavy and uneven corneal surface, known as irregular astigmatism.
  • Nearsightedness: As the front part of your eye expands, your vision becomes increasingly nearsighted. This means that you can only see objects clearly when they are up close (however in keratoconus, even objects at near may still appear distorted). Anything at a distance appears blurry.
  • Variable or quickly changing vision. The inability to achieve clear vision in glasses or soft contacts when it had been possible in the recent past.

Recognizing the signs of keratoconus is essential, as early detection can lead to more effective treatment. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Double or triple vision when using just one eye
  • Blurriness of objects both near and far
  • Perception of bright lights with halos around them
  • Presence of light streaks
  • The presence of ghost images
  • Persistent blurry vision that affects your ability to drive safely

Scleral Lenses in Loiret Office Park

Our optometry practice in Loiret Office Park

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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Causes and Risk Factors: Can it Damage Your Vision?

The precise cause of keratoconus remains unknown. Researchers believe that some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to the condition.

However, several factors have been associated with the development of keratoconus:

Family History: If a family member has been diagnosed with keratoconus, there is an increased likelihood of inheriting the condition. If you have keratoconus, it is advisable to have your children's eyes examined for early signs, by the age of 10 at the latest. Early detection of keratoconus is crucial for successful management and prevention of severe disease.

Certain Medical Conditions: Research has indicated a correlation between keratoconus and systemic conditions such as Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, retinitis pigmentosa, sleep apnea, Lebers congenital amaurosis, Marfan’s, and other connective tissue disorders.Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions like allergies, asthma, or atopic eye disease have the potential to weaken the corneal tissue over time.

Eye Rubbing: Vigorous and persistent eye rubbing can lead to corneal damage. Excessive eye rubbing can accelerate its progression for individuals already diagnosed with keratoconus.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 07, 2024
I've been going here for awhile. The people upfront often change but everyone is always very nice an... d friendly. Dr. Luebbe is the best! She is very nice and personable. I mainly just wanted to shout her out.
- May. 27, 2023
Dr Luebbe did a great job with my eye exam and the front didn't hesitate to place my lenses in frame... s I brought in from elsewhere. They handled my insurance with no issues. I believe it was two weeks to get them made. I'm a new glasses wearer and so far it's been fantastic.
- Apr. 28, 2022
Custom Eyes was efficient and very helpful with frame selection.
- Apr. 09, 2022
Great place to get eye care for the whole family. They do thorough eye exams & have awesome staff.
- Apr. 09, 2022
Wonderful staff - smart, kind, answered questions clearly, and didn't try to hard-sell ridiculously ... expensive frames on people.
- Feb. 10, 2022
Wonderful, thoughtful service. My new eye care company.
- Feb. 10, 2022
It was very easy to schedule an appointment online. Everyone at the practice is very friendly and he... lpful! Dr. Luebbe does a great job of a full examination and explains why she is asking questions, and walks you through any suggestions she has. They even gave a suggestion of where I could find the recommended over the counter eye drops for the lowest price, I didn't even have to ask. This was a great experience and I will definitely go back!
- Jan. 29, 2022
I'm 72 and the best experience I've had with checkup and getting frames and lenses.
- Jan. 28, 2022
Very professional staff with great service, facility & diagnostic equipment.
- Jan. 22, 2022
Staff was super friendly, nice and helpful. Store was very clean, they really keep up on sanitizing ... an instrument right after it was used.
- Jan. 14, 2022
The best service I have ever Experienced. They went above and beyond. I would Recommend them to anyo... ne who needs a eye doctor and to get glasses. They Doctor took his time with me and explained everything and Traci who was so patient with me I had a hard time choosing frames and she was right there helping me out picked a fabulous pair she explained all the details that would be put in my glasses. Probably the best service I have experienced over the past year I’ve seen 4 Eye doctors and they are by far by far the best.
- Jan. 06, 2022
Very professional, friendly staff and optometrists. They are very knowledgeable and trustworthy. My ... eyes will go no where but to Custom Eyes! Thank you for all you do.
- Dec. 30, 2021
I’ve been to many eye doctors. I’ve not had one that would sit and talk with me and geek out abo... ut the cool eye tests they do. I had one of the more advanced eye tests done that replaces actually dilating the eye. After the test he showed me what he was looking at on the computer. It was so very interesting and educational. The check in process and pre-exam as well as the exit process was all very enjoyable as well. The staff is all top notch. Let me add in how clean and sanitized it was as well. I will return and recommend.
- Dec. 09, 2021
Quickly got in with only a brief wait. Staff were very friendly and professional. Really appreciate ... Dr. Drake and his great care. Stephanie helped me get my eyeglasses at the end and brought out a few pairs for me to try that weren’t out. Very helpful and got the right color and size. Yay!
- Dec. 04, 2021
A great team with awesome customer service! Dr. Cossette creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere during... exams, along with careful and thorough explanations. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 19, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and informative!
- Nov. 12, 2021
Everyone is friendly and explains everything they do. It is a clean, safe, environment.
- Nov. 05, 2021
The Staff was very knowledgeable and accepted the Eyes Of Hope Voucher I received when my home burnt... down last December. The Doctor gave me a script and confidence and told me my vision was better than what I thought it was. The staff member helped me find a perfect frame was so humble and patient with me even after she found out I had no money. The staff member went above and beyond making my morning okay. I rate 10/10 A+++
- Nov. 04, 2021
Awesome place for eye exam and cool glasses.
- Nov. 02, 2021
Dr, Chris and his great team at Custom Eyes are the most caring and awesome people!

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Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus: The Game-Changer

Keratoconus presents a unique challenge when it comes to vision correction. Traditional gas permeable? contact lenses often prove ineffective as they cannot conform to the irregular corneal shape. This is where scleral lenses step in as an innovative solution.

Here are four compelling reasons to consider scleral lenses for keratoconus:

  • Enhanced Comfort

    Scleral lenses are larger in diameter compared to traditional rigid gas permeable contact lenses, spreading their weight across a broader, less sensitive area, ensuring comfort during extended wear.

  • Improved Vision

    Unlike glasses, which often offer limited visual improvement for keratoconus patients, scleral lenses can significantly enhance vision clarity and stability.

  • Constant Moisture

    Scleral lenses provide a continuous reservoir of moisture between the lens and the eye's surface, ensuring a soothing and moisture-rich environment for the eyes.

  • No More Eye Rubbing

    The design of scleral lenses minimizes the need for eye rubbing by reducing inciting factors of ocular surface and lid inflammation due to allergy response, reducing the risk of further corneal damage and discomfort.


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Experience Clarity with Scleral Lenses from CustomEyes - Lenexa

Scleral lenses have the potential to provide life-changing improvement in vision clarity and comfort for those battling keratoconus.If you or a loved one has keratoconus and would like to explore the benefits of scleral lenses, schedule a consultation with CustomEyes - Lenexa today. Your journey to clear vision begins here.[b]

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