Who should you see for your KC? An ophthalmologist? Optometrist? Both?
NKCF does not recommend one type of eye doctor over the other. The most beneficial situation is one where professionals work as a team to bring you the best treatment and outcome. It is extremely important to develop a good relationship with your eye care professionals because you will be seeing a great deal of them.
An ideal practice should have specialized equipment to monitor the progression of KC and experienced professionals to prescribe custom contact lenses.
Eye Care Types:
Captain of Your Team
Good doctors can disagree on the best KC treatment plan. What is important is that you decide which doctor makes the most sense for you and follow through.
Only you can control what happens between visits.
Pay attention to changes in your vision. If you experience worsening blurring, scratchiness or irritation, contact your eye doctor immediately.
Always keep your appointments. If your eye doctor advises you to schedule a progress visit, keep that appointment.