Multiple Contact Lens Options for Keratoconus Patients
Today, we have a broad and ever-increasing number of viable options for keratoconus management including larger-diameter intralimbal corneal GPs, scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, and custom soft lenses. The benefits and increasing popularity of new and more comfortable contact lens designs, combined with CXL’s effect on progression, should continue to reduce the number of individuals needing some form of keratoplasty procedure.
The guide Continuum of Care for Keratoconus: Contact Lens Choices by Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO outlines management options for keratoconus and presents a continuum of care with recommended contact lens options for the many different types of patients who exhibit this corneal disease.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lens options for patients with keratoconus include SynergEyes KC, ClearKone and UltraHealth.
UltraHealth lenses are the most advanced hybrid lens. While indicated for keratoconus, the ‘Continuum of Care’ sweetspot is for patients with mild to moderate keratoconus. UltraHealth is designed to vault the corneal ectasia, providing well-centered, gas permeable vision along with comfort from the soft skirt.
- Most advanced hybrid lens for keratoconus
- Prescribed to thousands of keratoconic patients
- Made from high-Dk materials.
SynergEyes VSTM Scleral Lenses
The SynergEyes VS™ lens is an innovative scleral lens with a distinctive bi-tangential periphery designed to accommodate a wide variety of corneal conditions.
This lens completely vaults the cornea and limbus landing entirely on the sclera. The lens has two adjustable landing zones to accommodate for the toricity of the sclera. The toricity in the landing area is independent of the central portion of the lens.
Each parameter may be adjusted independently, without affecting other parameters.
Available in Single Vision and Multifocal.