Keratoconus is a progressive thinning of the central cornea (the clear front window of the eye). This thinning weakens the structural integrity of the cornea causing it to protrude forward like a cone. Typically, keratoconus (KC) first presents at the age of puberty and progresses over the next 10-20 years. Eventually, after age 40-45, progression usually halts as the fibers of the cornea become more stiff with age. Severity of the disorder varies from very mild irregular astigmatism, to severe thinning, protrusion and eventually scarring.
Our clinic has long been one of the largest fitting centers for specialty lenses in Alberta. We invest in the latest tools and technology to provide world class care for our patients with keratoconus. We are also the only clinic in western Canada to have both the custom molded EyePrintPro prosthetic lenses and the new BostonSight lenses for advanced corneal disease. If you or someone you know may be affected by keratoconus, please contact us or book an appointment to discuss your unique needs.