3rd year students at Cardiff University have been learning about the applications of KeraSoft IC, a fully customisable and unique soft contact lens, which allows Keratoconus and Irregular Cornea patients the opportunity to continue wearing contact lenses, even when rigid contact lenses have become intolerable. Keratoconus expert, Lynn White and AOP Supplier of the Year, Josie Barlow gave the presentation to an audience of around 60 students where they explained the benefits of fitting Keratoconics with soft lenses; progressing from disposable lenses and eventually leading to specialty soft lenses such as KeraSoft IC.
Optometry students generally receive one or two lectures about Keratoconus in the 3rd year of their University course, so every opportunity to learn more about how to diagnose and treat the condition with soft lenses is invaluable to both students and Universities.
Keratoconus is an eye condition affecting 1 in 2000 people around the world and is largely treated with the use of contact lenses, as spectacles often do not provide useful vision for the majority of Keratoconus sufferers. KeraSoft IC, developed by UltraVision, is an ideal lens for those patients who cannot tolerate rigid contact lenses because of intolerance, complex corneal shapes, comfort, allergies or post graft, PMD or CXL procedures.
UltraVision is running Workshops for KeraSoft IC fitting and also have online training available. To find out further information about both of these excellent learning tools, please click here.