Should I Wear Contact Lenses During Coronavirus?

Coronavirus

Is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Settling the confusion on coronavirus concerns for contact lens wearers April 6, 2020 Is it safe to wear contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic?  For patients with keratoconus and those using medically necessary contact lenses, wearing eyeglasses is usually not a viable option to…

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What’s the Deal About Steph Curry Having Keratoconus?

An Eye Doctor Weighs In April 17th, 2019 Regarded by many sports commentators and basketball players as the greatest shooter in NBA history, Steph Curry recently disclosed that he has the eye disease, keratoconus. This disease, which affects about 1 in 375 individuals, can dramatically impair vision. It is characterized by abnormal distortion of the…

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When are Contact Lenses Deemed “Necessary”?

Necessary contact lenses

What Classifies Necessary Contact Lenses? Necessary contact lenses are a designation based on criteria set by a third-party payor, such as Vision Service Plan (VSP) or EyeMed Vision Care.  Each plan has different criteria for qualification. The approval process involves the practitioner’s office submitting and attesting to specific documentation after a patient’s eye exam. When…

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4 Common Symptoms of Keratoconus to Watch Out For

symptoms of Keratoconus

Light passes into the eye through the cornea, the eye’s transparent tissue in front. The shape of the cornea is like a dome, however, in rare cases, it bulges forward like a cone.  As a result, the distorted cornea does not adequately focus light, even with glasses and traditional soft contact lenses. This medical disease…

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