Irregularly shaped cornea
The cornea is the front, spherical, transparent part of the eye and largely determines what prescription glasses or contact lens power someone needs. A change in the shape or clarity of the cornea can greatly affect visual acuity. Contact lenses can effectively remedy visual impairment caused by the condition.
Scars on the cornea can result in greatly reduced vision. These scars can have various causes, such as an accident, surgery, inflammation or extreme dehydration. However, there may also be other causes of irregular corneas such as conditions where the cornea is deformed (for example keratoconus, keratoglobus, pellucid marginal degeneration).
Contact lenses that provide a solution to an irregularly shaped cornea:
The treatment focuses mainly on improving vision. If the deformation is very slight and not in the pupillary plane, it can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. For larger or more irregular scars, special rigid (hard) lenses are fitted. If the cornea is too irregularly shaped, glasses cannot provide sufficient visual acuity. Contact lenses can then offer a solution.
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.