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VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron UNSIGHTLY BULGES The "cornea" is the dome-shaped, transparent membrane that covers the front portion of the eye. Aside from allowing light to enter the pupil, the cornea's primary function is to refract (bend) light so that it properly focuses on the retina. If the eye's shape does not bend light correctly, it will lead to such "refractive errors" as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Fortunately, these errors can be corrected with prescription lenses. However, there is also a progressive eye disease, called keratoconus," which causes the corneal tissue to thin and develop a cone-like bulge. Keratoconus usually occurs in both eyes and generally begins to affect people ages 10 to 25, at which point it may be corrected with glasses or soft contacts. As the disease progresses, however, glasses and soft contact lenses may no longer correct vision and soft lenses may become uncomfortable. This is when other forms of vision correction will be recommended. The exact cause of keratoconus is not known, but it is believed that there is a genetic component. When you need to schedule an eye exam, please contact SKOWRON EYE CARE. Our showroom is stocked with the latest and greatest trends in budget and designer eyewear. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. In its later stages, keratoconus may be corrected with rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses or other types of lenses. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron UNSIGHTLY BULGES The "cornea" is the dome-shaped, transparent membrane that covers the front portion of the eye. Aside from allowing light to enter the pupil, the cornea's primary function is to refract (bend) light so that it properly focuses on the retina. If the eye's shape does not bend light correctly, it will lead to such "refractive errors" as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Fortunately, these errors can be corrected with prescription lenses. However, there is also a progressive eye disease, called keratoconus," which causes the corneal tissue to thin and develop a cone-like bulge. Keratoconus usually occurs in both eyes and generally begins to affect people ages 10 to 25, at which point it may be corrected with glasses or soft contacts. As the disease progresses, however, glasses and soft contact lenses may no longer correct vision and soft lenses may become uncomfortable. This is when other forms of vision correction will be recommended. The exact cause of keratoconus is not known, but it is believed that there is a genetic component. When you need to schedule an eye exam, please contact SKOWRON EYE CARE. Our showroom is stocked with the latest and greatest trends in budget and designer eyewear. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. In its later stages, keratoconus may be corrected with rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses or other types of lenses. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com