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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Legally Blind in One Eye? Nonsense!

Legally Blind in One Eye?  Nonsense! by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 7, 2021 Legal blindness refers to meeting specific criteria for reduced vision.  It is a technical definition which allows a visually impaired person eligibility for specific disability benefits, tax deductions, reduced rates for public transportation, and special assistance from utility companies to name…

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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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San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham Talks Keratoconus

Tommy Pham Running ReVision Optometry

San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham Talks Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 23, 2021 One of the most recognized athletes with the eye disease, keratoconus, is our own San Diego Padres’ outfielder Tommy Pham.  He joins NBA superstar Steph Curry and two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse in rising to the highest level of their…

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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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