My step-son has keratoconus. He lives in Tennesse on a ranch with his mother and rides almost every day. What we wish we would have known sooner is 2 things: 1) keratoconus is progressive, but there is a 30 minute office treatment that stops the condition from getting worse, called Holcomb C3R, you can learn more at www.KeratoconusInserts.com
2) we wish we had learned about the Synergeyes lens sooner, this is the hard lens with a soft skirt. He says he rarely has issues now with dirt under the lenses. You can find a doctor that fits this lenses at: www.Synereyes.com
I encourage you to learn about the treatments for Keratoconus at www.KeratoconusInserts.com
Keratoconus is a progressive condition. We did not learn about these treatments until my step-son could no longer tolerate wearing his RGP lenses at all. His vision had got so bad that he needed 3 treatments to get his cornea in good shape so he could wear contacts. However, if someone gets treated early apparently they may only need the Holcomb C3R. We flew my step-son to Los Angeles for a 3 day visit to have treatments. When he turns 25 we are going to fly him back to have permanent contact lenses placed inside his eye, called Visian ICL. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler developed all these alternatives for keratoconus. We were told the only option for my step-son was a cornea transplant and for the rest of his life he would have to be worried about getting hit in the eye and avoid the body rejecting the transplant. These treatments were really quick for recovery. Now with his new Synergeyes lenses he sees 20/20 again and can wear lenses for 14-16 hours a day.