Keratoconus 2018-03-26T11:57:54+01:00


Keratoconus is a corneal disorder, where the surface of the eye thins and becomes distorted.

Normally dome-shaped, the cornea becomes irregular and conical, which leads to reduced and impaired vision. Spectacles can often be used to correct the blur and distortion in the early stages of the condition, but their effectiveness weakens as the condition develops.

At Parker & Hammond, we therefore provide specialist contact lenses to correct the astigmatism and induced short-sightedness caused by keratoconus. Clearer vision is restored! For milder forms where spectacles no longer improve vision, we assess patients and provide custom-designed soft contact lenses to overcome the distortion. As the condition develops, tailor-made rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are required to achieve optimal sight correction, which we also specialise in fitting.

Our optometrists are committed to helping you see clearly again.

Our expert optometrists have extensive experience in assessing and fitting keratoconus patients with bespoke contact lenses, both in private practices and hospital clinics. We are dedicated to providing you with expert care and advice to help you manage your condition, and continually monitor your progress to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment.

We offer a range of different contact lenses for keratoconus depending upon your requirements, including Rose K, Kerasoft, SynergEyes ClearKone, UltraHealth, Dyna Intra-Limbal, SoClear, ICD and scleral brands, to name just a few. Parker & Hammond is additionally registered with the UK Keratoconus Self Help and Support Association, meaning you can trust us to provide the care and professional service you need.

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‘My family have been attending Parker & Hammond for several years.
We all have differing needs but all receive an excellent, caring,
thorough service that is never rushed.’

'Each and every member of staff treats me with the utmost courtesy and patience.
The kind of service offered at Parker & Hammond is truly professional yet personal
and friendly – I would highly recommend them.'

‘Thanks to the expertise of the team at Parker & Hammond,
I finally feel that after 30 years of struggling with various lenses,
my keratoconus is finally, at long last, a problem solved.’

‘The quality of care and advice I have received has been first class and I would
have no hesitation in recommending the practice.’

‘From the moment I stepped into the shop I was given first class service,
made to feel valued and had the most thorough eye test I’ve had to date.
Dipesh provided valuable explanations and information as he carried out the test,
and I purchased a pair of Lindberg glasses, with which I am very pleased.’

‘Finding a good opticians who you can trust and who understands your eye needs isn’t easy,
and I would recommend them to anyone – particularly those with keratoconus.’

‘I have been wearing glasses for over 15 years and have been to many opticians in the past,
but Parker & Hammond have by far been the best. Their staff are excellent and they give
me honest, sound advice which I have always trusted. The eye test is very thorough
and the optometrists do their best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.’

‘I would highly recommend Parker & Hammond – professional, courteous and friendly,
from everyone who I come into contact with during my visits.’

‘The opticians here are really friendly and patient, they take the time to answer my questions,
give useful advice and – unlike other places I’ve been to in the past – the costs are fully explained.’

‘The service I receive whenever I come into this shop is outstanding.
I would and do recommend to all who will listen!’

‘Although the road to keratoconus solutions is sometimes trying, you know you have
a specialist here who will truly work tirelessly to find one.’

‘My family have been customers here for many years, brought back every time by impeccable
customer service, attention and professionalism. All staff are welcoming and have a full
understanding of the products, with information given throughout the spectacle purchase.’

‘For the past ten years Parker & Hammond have been my opticians of choice, from the warmth and efficiency met with at reception
to the unstinting care and detail at the eye test stage. In assistance with frame choice and dedication to guaranteeing comfort with your spectacles,
Parker & Hammond have proved themselves to be the best I have encountered. Add that to superb aftercare and you have the recipe for satisfaction
and perfect confidence that your eyecare could not have been in better hands. I have recommended them in the past and will continue to do so – wholeheartedly.’


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