Resources and FAQ

Resources and FAQ


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

People who wear contact lenses have a higher risk for keratitis, an infection of the cornea, the clear outer covering of your eye. They’re also called corneal ulcers. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and a rare but serious eye parasite can cause keratitis.

Corneal disease refers to problems with the cornea, the clear layer in the front of the eye. There are many types of corneal disease with different causes.

Signs and symptoms of corneal disease depend to some extent on the type of corneal disease and the specific cause. Associated symptoms and signs can include

  • eye pain
  • blurred vision
  • excessive tearing
  • redness of the eye
  • headache, and
  • extreme sensitivity to light.

Patients typically undergo laser eye surgery to reduce or completely eliminate their need for visual aids such as contact lenses and glasses. The truth is that most patients will eventually require reading glasses at some point in their future.

If you don’t have any symptoms or vision problems, doctors recommend getting regular eye exams based on your age: Ages 20 to 39: Every 5 years. Ages 40 to 54: Every 2 to 4 years. Ages 55 to 64: Every 1 to 3 years.

Even if your vision has not changed, routine evaluation for diabetic retinopathy is required for early detection. Diabetic retinopathy can start in the peripheral vision which the patient doesn’t notice.


Many people are born with color vision deficiencies, but if a person develops changes in color perception later in life, it would be good to see your eye doctor to discuss possible eye diseases.