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Can Wearing Contact Lenses Stabilize My Keratoconus?

When patients come to the clinic for contact lenses, many would think that contact lenses can help stabilise their keratoconus.  As much as we would like to say yes, the answer is no.  Contact lenses can only improve your vision and they do not prevent the progression of your keratoconus. It is therefore important that you consider collagen cross linking early on as this procedure makes the corneal collagen fibrils stronger and more resistant to coning, thus stabilising your condition. 

Good news though for those who have reached 30's because by the 4th decade of life, there is a natural cross-linking effect, which basically stabilises your condition.  This is the time that you can say, it is good to be 40...😀

Another common question is that if contact lenses can provide 20/20 vision.  It really depends on the severity and the condition of the cornea.  No doctor can promise you a 20/20 vision.  We can just promise that we can maximise your vision so you can be functional and get ba…