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7 Strategies for fitting Keratoconus Patients

Posted by Amanda Dexter on January 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.


Do you get nervous when you see keratoconus patients on your schedule in the contact lens clinic? Not sure exactly where to start, what lenses to consider, what changes to make if the lenses aren't functioning properly or fitting well?

This article breaks down 7 strategies for fitting keratoconus patients and to make your life (and your patient's life) easier by improving your keratoconus contact lens prescribing. 

Read the full article from Optometry Times


"I view treating keratoconic patients as “extreme optometry” because it challenges our ability to correct refractive error unlike any other eye condition. At its core, the treatment is quite simple—get a smooth, rigid surface on the eye to focus light—and indeed, gas permeable (GP) contact lenses have long been the mainstay for improving vision in these patients."

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