Keratoconus is an ocular condition that thins the cornea and pushes it forward, making a cone-like shape. The cornea is responsible for focusing most of the light that enters the eye. When the cornea is distorted from keratoconus, the vision suffers. Glasses are not able to fully correct the vision in keratoconus because of the irregular shape. External factors, such as aggressive or constant rubbing of the eyes, can contribute to this disorder. There is likely a genetic predisposition for keratoconus with symptoms appearing as early as the teens and early twenties. Dr. Waite is an expert in keratoconus and is dedicated to the most recent treatments such as corneal crosslinking and topography-guided PRK. If you have keratoconus, schedule an appointment with Dr. Waite so you can fully understand the best options for your vision.