Keratoconus in Plymouth

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Is Keratoconus a Serious Condition?

In some cases, yes: keratoconus can become a serious eye condition and may even cause permanent vision concerns. But we can help!

We’re here to manage your symptoms and preserve your clear sight. Through comprehensive eye exams and our medically-focused approach to eye care, we can provide you with scleral lenses to help you see life clearly and comfortably.

Start today by booking your appointment at Benchmark Eye Clinic.

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What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition characterized by the thinning of your cornea—the clear “window” at the front of your eye that allows light to reach your retina.

As a result of your cornea thinning, it will then bulge outward, leading to several different symptoms that affect your vision, eye health, and eye comfort.

Without treatment, keratoconus may cause permanent vision problems.

Managing Keratoconus with Scleral Lenses

One of the ways our team can help address keratoconus is by prescribing scleral lenses.

These unique specialty contact lenses are larger in size than traditional contact lenses and rest on the sclera (whites) of your eyes, giving them the ability to vault over your cornea and provide you with clear, comfortable vision.

Scleral lenses are a great way to make the most of your vision if you struggle with wearing traditional contacts or eyeglasses. We can also recommend scleral lenses to help address dry eye symptoms.

Keratoconus Symptoms & Risk Factors

Keratoconus typically develops between the ages of 10 and 25 and can progress slowly over the course of 10 or so years.

If we detect signs of keratoconus, we’ll create a personalized management plan. If you’re unsure if you have keratoconus, please visit us for an eye exam. The symptoms and risk factors could give some insight into how keratoconus can affect your vision.


  • Poor night vision
  • Eye irritation
  • Halos and glare from light sources
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry or even cloudy vision
  • Frequently changing lens prescriptions
  • Family history of keratoconus
  • Chronic eye inflammation
  • Constant eye rubbing

Get Help for Keratoconus Today

We believe your vision should be healthy and clear for life. Get help managing the effects of keratoconus today and book your appointment at Benchmark Eye Clinic.

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  • Plymouth, MI 48170

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