Keratoconus lenses

Wearing contact lenses or scleral lenses for keratoconus has the main goal of improving vision. Incipient keratoconus can be corrected with glasses, an ordinary soft contact lens or a soft keratoconus lens.

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In terms of fit, keratoconus lenses take greater account of the deformation of the cornea than normal contact lenses. A soft keratoconus lens can provide better vision when the cornea is slightly deformed. As the keratoconus increases, the shape becomes more irregular and a good image is only achieved with a lens with a rigid surface. Rigid keratoconus lenses can do a good job when there is somewhat more advanced deformation of the cornea. The tear fluid under the hard lens corrects the deformation of the cornea. And because the contact lens is perfectly round on the outside, the light rays arrive neatly at one point on the retina. As a result, the image is sharp. Again, as the keratoconus increases, it becomes more difficult to properly adjust the rigid lens. Scleral lenses are often then fitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Contact lenses that have been fitted on medical grounds, or for which you have been referred to us by your ophthalmologist, are almost always reimbursed by your health insurer within the basic package. Your health insurer will not reimburse you for the purchase of the contact lens solution. This is sometimes also the case with services purchased from us, such as fittings and check-ups. You can take out a medical subscription with us for this. You then pay € 7,05 per month via a recurring SEPA direct debit. If you have a medical subscription with us, you no longer have to pay for the check-ups separately and you also receive a discount on the solutions.

    An overview of all health insurers and their labels can be found through this link.

  • When your lenses are reimbursed by your health insurer, it is important to consider the amount of your deductible. In some cases it may be more advantageous not to claim the contact lenses, for example if you have a high deductible and haven’t had many healthcare costs that year.

  • One point to take into account is the statutory personal contribution. This is a compulsory contribution mandated by the government that you must pay yourself.

    • In 2023, the personal contribution is € 59,50 per lens/per eye/per calendar year, with a maximum of €119,-.
    • From 1 January 2024, the personal contribution will be € 61,- per lens/per eye/per calendar year, with a maximum of € 122,-.

    The health insurers OHRA, CZ, Nationale Nederlanden, Zilveren Kruis (Achmea), FBTO, Interpolis and De Friesland settle this personal contribution with you themselves. You may therefore receive a separate invoice from them for this. If you are affiliated with another health insurer, we will collect the personal contribution from you.

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