Often glasses help in the early stages, but may need changing frequently. As the condition progresses, even with the best glasses prescription, vision may be distorted and blurry as the lenses may vary significantly between the two eyes.
Soft contact lenses may not improve vision adequately. Rigid contact lenses are often a better option.
Riboflavin and Cross-Linking
This safe new treatment stabilises vision and delays initial progression of the condition by strengthening the cornea. Glasses or contact lenses still need to be worn after the procedure.
10-25% of keratoconus cases progress to a point where vision correction with glasses or contact lenses is no longer possible. Today transplants that are not full thickness are possible, which means little risk of rejection and quicker visual recovery following surgery.