Speaking about how the condition changed his life, Mr MacNeil explains:
“It impinges on your perception and in turn your personality. I would have been a very different person if this hadn’t of happened.”
Unable to tolerate rigid contact lenses, Kevin was faced with a second graft. Then he discovered UltraVision’s KeraSoft IC, a soft lens designed specifically for the irregular cornea.
Kevin says: “It took me a few days to get used to wearing contacts again as I hadn’t worn them in so long, but since then I could not be more pleased with the result. The lenses give me an extra confidence boost in the outside world.”
“Before I would have to frown and squint at things when I was reading, but now I can see things with clarity and ease, even from a distance. I also see so much more detail than I did before.”
Diagnosed with bilateral keratoconus at the age of 12, Kevin MacNeil underwent a right corneal graft at only 13. He lived the next 28 years with limited vision, as neither eye gave good vision.
Then the “good” left eye began to deteriorate and he was faced with having to accept more and more limitations to his life.
The eyes are the window to the soul – but if your eye is damaged or significantly different in appearance to the other, then this can really change the way you interact with other people.
UltraVision’s Cosmetic and Prosthetic range of lenses can be transformative, not only in terms of appearance but in giving the confidence to face the world.
Simply freeing a person from the distortions of high powered spectacle lenses can be life changing. People who have high astigmatism or a much higher power in one lens than the other can find the world looks distorted and the brain struggles to fully adapt.
Disposable lenses can only correct so much power and astigmatism, there is a point beyond which only lathe cut contact lenses can deliver crisp, reliable vision in both eyes.
This also restores full binocular 3D vision, (assuming there is not squint or “lazy eye”).