Dr. Richard Driscoll – Keratoconus Specialist
Specializing In Improving the Vision of Patients With Keratoconus
Residency Trained Keratoconus Specialist
“One of my greatest pleasures as a keratoconus specialist is seeing the joy our patients express when they get their new scleral contact lenses. We are able to change their lives and it’s wonderful being a part of that transition. It’s a great feeling, to me as their keratoconus specialist, when patients come to our office seeing 20/200 with glasses and after being fitted with new scleral contacts they then see well enough to pass a driver’s test.”
- Doctorate of Optometry – Illinois College of Optometry, 1988
- Residency – Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1989
- Board Certified Therapeutic Optometrist – Texas Optometry Board, 1991
- Board Certified Optometric Glaucoma Specialist – Texas Optometry Board, 2000
- Keratoconus and Post Surgical Sub-specialty – 2003
- Scleral Contact Lens Sub-specialty – Keratoconus, Post LASIK & Refractive Surgery Rehabilitation
Keratoconus Specialist, Author, and Lecturer
“Effective treatment of keratoconus changes our patient’s lives. Giving them back their vision and independence.”
- Keratoconus Specialist – Sub Specialty in the Treatment and Visual Rehabilitation of Patients with Keratoconus
- Author – A Patient’s Guide to Keratoconus – (your free copy is available below)
- Author – An Eye Doctor Answers: Explanations to Hundreds of the Most Common Patients Wish They Had Asked Their Eye Doctor – Available on Amazon.com
- Lecturer – On a range of topics such as eye care technology, glaucoma and cataract management, advancements in ocular medications, and optic nerve disorders.
- Scleral Lens Specialist – Specialized in the use of scleral contact lenses in the treatment of keratoconus and post-surgical visual rehabilitation such as LASIK, penetrating keratoplasty, and refractive surgery complications.
Schedule a Free Consult Today With a Keratoconus Specialist
Get The Latest Keratoconus Treatment Available
If you would like more information on the latest methods available to treat keratoconus please contact Dr. Driscoll, the keratoconus specialist at Total Eye Care, and schedule your free consult. Call us today at (817) 416-0333. You can also schedule appointments online.
The Patient’s Guide to Keratoconus
The Patient’s Guide to Keratoconus, written by Dr. Richard Driscoll, a keratoconus specialist with over 30 years of experience, is an excellent resource for patients with keratoconus. This guide contains information every patient with keratoconus should know. It answers the most common questions patients ask our keratoconus specialists. We have written this informational guide because well-informed patients make better healthcare decisions. It is our goal for our patients to know as much as possible about keratoconus. Here are a few highlights of what is inside.
- What is keratoconus?
- What are the keratoconus treatments available to me?
- Will the new scleral contact lenses help me?
- What treatment options are available?
- What are the Pros and Cons of the many different treatment options?
- Contact lenses vs surgery
- Choosing a scleral lens specialist
- What are the risks and benefits of surgery?
- When is surgery recommended?
- What research is being done in keratoconus?
- What is my prognosis?
How Do I Learn More?
We offer complementary keratoconus treatment consults to help patients decide if they may benefit from scleral contacts. You can schedule your free consultation online with Dr. Driscoll at either our Colleyville or Keller/Southlake Location. We can also schedule your appointment by calling 817.416.0333.
Keratoconus Specialist FAQ
Most patients require the services of a keratoconus contact lens specialist to restore their visual acuity by fitting keratoconus lenses. Scleral contact lenses are the treatment of choice for most patients. If surgery is required (typically less than 5% of patients) a corneal surgeon is needed.