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Keratoconus is an eye condition during which the eye’s cornea loses it’s round shape. The eye contains tiny fibers of protein called “collagen”; when these begin to weaken, the cornea cannot hold it’s round shape, and over time becomes cone-shaped. This cone-shaped cornea can make it difficult, or even impossible for the eye to focus without the use of contacts or eyeglasses.

The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but many experts believe the condition to be the result of genetic (hereditary), or environmental causes (allergies, or excessive eye rubbing for example).

Signs of keratoconus can be detected in routine eye exams. Schedule an appointment at one of our two locations today!