Keratoconus & Scleral Lenses in North York

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Using cutting-edge technology and techniques, our eye doctors in North York, Toronto, can diagnose Keratoconus in its early stage to start the treatment as soon as possible to prevent it from worsening and vision loss. Progression of Keratoconus is usually faster in younger adults; therefore, early diagnosis is vital for early treatment and better outcomes.

We also incorporate advanced technology such as topography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Bio-Microscope to fit specialty contact lenses such as Scleral, Rose K, Hybrid contact lenses, etc., to restore the vision in those with Keratoconus and other corneal disorders. These costume-made lenses provide dramatic improvements in vision, comfort and quality of life to patients with Keratoconus and other corneal disorder such as pellucid marginal degeneration, post LASIK or other refractive surgery complications.

As part of the ongoing treatment of Keratoconus, we also teamed up with top corneal specialists in Greater Toronto Area to provide the most advanced and best possible surgical treatments when needed.

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive non-inflammatory degeneration of the cornea. It causes bulging in the shape of the cornea and creates a distorted image on the retina. It is a condition which gets progressively worse and may eventually result in corneal hydrops (splitting of the back surface of the cornea).


Causes of Keratoconus

The exact cause of Keratoconus is not known. The disease usually starts to appear in the late teens or twenties and can affect either one or both eyes.

Progressive worsening of vision, The patient may experience nearsightedness, astigmatism, distorted vision (straight lines look wavy), blurry vision, light sensitivity and glare, and eye redness or swelling. Typically, a patient’s eyeglasses prescription will change more often as the vision worsens, and contact lenses will be difficult to wear due to discomfort and improper fit.

Keratoconus Treatments Are Available

Scleral Contact Lenses

One of the ways we successfully correct vision affected by keratoconus is by fitting scleral contact lenses. These lenses create a smooth, round shape around the cornea, increasing comfort and visual acuity.

Intacs are small, surgically implanted plastic inserts placed on the cornea to flatten it back to shape. This restores clear vision but still may needs to be accompanied by the continued use of corrective eyewear.

Corneal crosslinking treatments use a UV light and eye drops to strengthen and stiffen the cornea. This reduces or stop the progression of keratoconus.

In some cases, your optometrist may refer you for corneal transplant as a treatment option for keratoconus. A corneal transplant can restore your eye health and vision.

Visit Empress Eye Clinic Today 

Topography and OCT-guided scleral contact lens design is the treatment of choice for Keratoconus and a variety of other complicated corneal diseases at Empress Eye Clinic in North York, Toronto. If you have failed in contact lenses in the past, ask us about other advanced treatments that may be the solution for you.

Our Location

Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessed by the Yonge-University Subway from North York Subway Station or easily by vehicle from Hwy 401. We’re located in the heart of North York, Ontario, at Empress Walk Mall, on the 2nd floor.


  • 5095 Yonge Street Unit B6
  • North York, ON M2N 6Z4

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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