Cross-linking is an early surgical intervention which decreases the chance of needing invasive corneal surgeries in the future to prevent the eye from being at risk of blindness.
Keratoconus Glasses and Contact Lenses are used to help you see once your keratoconus has affected your vision. However, keratoconus glasses and contact lenses do not prevent the condition of keratoconus from getting worse.
This is why cross-linking is used as an early surgical intervention to treat the condition before it progresses any further.
Cross-linking is a minimally invasive surgery which means your eye health is better protected against other future corneal procedures which require larger incisions.
Invasive surgeries can cause more complications with a longer recovery period whereas a minimally invasive surgery is easier and safer with a shorter recovery period.
Your natural vision will be better protected. Keratoconus is a condition that worsens overtime and can cause a risk of blindness in the future.
You may achieve a visual improvement in your sight, although visual improvements are not the success of corneal cross-linking surgery.