A group of Australian optometrists and ophthalmologists specialising in keratoconus management have written a book to allay concerns of keratoconus patients and their families. The book, “A user’s manual for people with Keratoconus. From glasses to corneal grafts and everything in between”, has been written to provide a greater understanding of the condition.
Contact lenses for astigmatism correction, called “toric” lenses have been available for decades. The last decade has seen great advances in contact lens technology that means:
Parents are often surprised to learn that babies and infants can and are fitted with contact lenses. So rather than ask “What age can my child wear contact lenses?”, it may be more appropriate to ask “Is my child ready for contact lenses?”
Rather than ask “what age can my child wear contact lenses?”, it may be more appropriate to ask “is my child ready for contact lenses?”
Contact lenses provide some great lifestyle advantages over glasses. An obvious advantage is being able to participate in activities where glasses are either difficult to use or get in the way. Water sports fits into this category, but water has a higher amount of Acanthamoeba, a pathogen that can cause serious eye infections.