Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses?

Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 15, 2022 If you have keratoconus, is surgery or contact lenses your best option? The answer depends on your individual case of keratoconus. Some keratoconus patients need both surgery and contact lenses. Yet there are situations where neither surgery…

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10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know

10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS December 5, 2021 Now is the best time in history to have keratoconus! With appropriate eye care, most keratoconus patients can enjoy a productive and even remarkable life like these celebrities and notable people. This is due to technological advances in diagnosing and treating…

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Does Clear Care Solution Deep Clean Contacts?

Does Clear Care Solution Deep Clean Contacts? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS November 17, 2021 Reusable contact lenses require contact lens care solutions to disinfect, clean, and condition the lenses while minimizing toxicity to the eye. This keeps the contact lenses safe and comfortable to wear. While laypersons confuse disinfection, cleaning, and condition with one…

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Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus

Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 10, 2021 Which celebrities and famous people have keratoconus?  Below is a list with people – both famous and some you may not know – with keratoconus, an uncommon eye disease that causes distorted vision.  Keratoconus usually requires special medically necessary contact lenses…

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Best Insurance for Keratoconus

Best Insurance for Keratoconus

Best Insurance for Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 16, 2021 Keratoconus patients wonder about the best insurance to get.  Not only do you want to get the best care.  You want to minimize the cost of ongoing specialized eye care. Paying for keratoconus Navigating third party payers can feel bewildering, particularly if you…

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How to Win a Staring Contest

How to Win a Staring Contest by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 6, 2021 You just signed up to compete in a staring contest.  How do you win?  The world record for staring — not blinking once — is 57 minutes and 24 seconds, set by a Chinese naval serviceman in 2015. That is no…

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Scleral Lens Plunger for Application and Removal

Scleral Lens Plunger for Application and Removal by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS March 10, 2021 If you wear scleral contact lenses for keratoconus, you are certainly using a scleral lens plunger device for application and removal of your scleral lenses.  More likely than not, these tools are made by a family owned and operated business…

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How Do You Store Scleral Lenses?

How Do You Store Scleral Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS December 18, 2020 How do you store your previous year’s scleral lenses after you get your new set of scleral lenses?  You will not want to throw away your old scleral lenses because they can serve as a valuable back-up.  While soft disposable lens…

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7 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses

7 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS November 8, 2020 Your doctor has recommended scleral contact lenses.  What are their benefits and are they right for you? What are scleral contact lenses? Scleral contact lenses are a relatively new but growing category of specialty contact lenses.  For many with challenging eye…

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