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Keratoconus Scleral Lenses in North York, Toronto

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At Empress Eye Clinic in North York, Toronto, our eye doctors use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose Keratoconus at an early stage. This is crucial in preventing the condition’s progression, and potential vision loss, particularly for younger adults whose Keratoconus tends to progress faster.
To restore vision in patients with Keratoconus and other corneal disorders, our optometrists utilize cutting-edge diagnostic tools like topography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Bio-Microscope to fit custom-made specialty lenses such as scleral, Rose K, and Hybrid contact lenses. These lenses can significantly improve the vision, comfort, and overall quality of life for those with Keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and those experiencing complications from refractive surgery like LASIK.
In addition to fitting custom-made lenses, our clinic collaborates with leading corneal specialists in the Greater Toronto Area to provide advanced surgical treatments when needed, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients with Keratoconus.

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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
5095 Yonge Street, Unit B6
North York, Ontario
M2N 6Z4

Located at Empress Walk Mall at the corner of Yonge and Empress Avenue. Near Yonge and Sheppard and Yonge and Finch. We serve patients from North York, Willowdale, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Bayview Village, Markham, Yonge- Eglinton, Lawrence Park, York Mills, and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Our office is directly accessible by the Yonge-University Subway from North York Subway Station. It is also easily accessible by vehicle from Hwy 401


Contact Information

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: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
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