Kerasoft lenses have transformed the lives of Keratoconus sufferers.
Sufferers of Keratoconus progress from glasses to various types of contact lenses and eventually have no other option but to wear rigid or gas permeable lenses after other visual aids become unusable. These lenses restrict oxygen entering the eye and can be difficult to tolerate. They do not allow for practical use in certain environments or for extended periods of time, meaning that for the rest of the day the sufferer’s sight is impaired.
Kerasoft Lenses Developed
Lynn White worked with Bausch and Lomb to help develop Kerasoft lenses by designing a soft lens that is able to provide comfort and visual acuity for those suffering with irregular corneas. The lens is thin and is made of silicon hydrogel materials consequently eliminating the discomfort of pressing on the cornea and has the structural integrity to not replicate the irregularities of the cornea that cause visual distortions.
Kerasoft lenses have been made to allow greater oxygen transmission through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses thus reducing the chance of dryness. This unique design enables patients to wear these lenses comfortably for extended periods of time and return back to a normal life.
The Kerasoft IC lens is a specially designed and fully customisable to fit each individual eye as it uniquely drapes over the cornea. They can be fitted to any cornea and even after surgical procedures.
AVC is the only refractive clinic in the UK where Kerasoft fittings and Keratoconus treatments are all done in house.
- AVC’s optometrists have been personally trained by the creator of the lens, Lynn White.
- Visual solution for sufferers of Keratoconus.
- Ideal for patients that are intolerant to hard, rigid or gas permeable lenses.
- A convenient way to prepare for contact lens removal prior to a consultation.
- AVC is the only clinic in the UK where Kerasoft fittings are all done in house.
- Can be worn a few weeks after Collagen Cross Linking allowing patients to quickly return back to normal life.
- Can be worn during the interim period from Collagen Cross Linking treatment to vision correction treatment.
Kerasoft Contact Lenses with your Consultation
These lenses are not only a solution for patients with stable Keratoconus but are also for individuals that wear hard, rigid or gas permeable lenses that cannot take out their lenses for 4 weeks prior to the consultation. At AVC we understand that everyone has busy lives and important commitments, in these instances we recommend patients to be fitted for Kerasoft contact lenses prior to their consultation to reduce any inconvenience and impact to their daily lives. These lenses can be worn a few weeks after treatment as they are soft and do not inhibit the healing process.
At AVC we understand the difficulties that are caused by visual impairment and are committed to providing our patients with a total visual rehabilitation programme that is conducted all under one roof, making the entire experience more comfortable and convenient.