Keratoconus my story by Kirsty, UK

After a normal visit to my optician I was told that I would need to go to the Eye Hospital to be referred for further investigations and this is where I was first diagnosed with keratoconus at the age off 22. I was told I would need to wear soft contacts in both my eyes … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Kirsty, UK

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Keratoconus- my story by Clare, UK, CXL & more

Normality or Keratoconus? Why not both? Most of the time I like to pretend that I am normal but a few facts give me away: I have never met anyone with eyesight worse than mine I can drive a car but will rarely do so after dark I know from memory the first 3 lines … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Clare, UK, CXL & more

Keratoconus – can I fly with contact lenses?

A question we are often asked on our Facebook page and group and on Twitter- can I travel with keratoconus? Can I fly? Commercial airline cabins expose passengers to reduced atmospheric pressure, reduced oxygen availability, and dry air. However if you are careful there is no reason at why you cannot travel. Contact lens wearers … Continue reading Keratoconus – can I fly with contact lenses?

Keratoconus – inspiring art, my story by Kirsten, USA

2012 was shaping up to be a hard year.... 'Crying myself blind' In January my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, then started chemotherapy. In February my father-in-law was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. In March he died. So when I started having blurry vision, I joked that I’d cried myself blind. … Continue reading Keratoconus – inspiring art, my story by Kirsten, USA

KERATOCONUS – LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL

KERATOCONUS should not stop you living your life and doing whatever you want to do! Here is a list of 50 things that our amazing KeratoconusGB members from all over the world have achieved whilst having keratoconus, wearing lenses, pre and post corneal graft: 1. Horse riding safari in South Africa 2. Canyoning in Scotland … Continue reading KERATOCONUS – LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL

Keratoconus my story by Christian, Malaysia

Hi, my Name is Christian. and I'm new here. I am male, 29 years old and I live in Malaysia. Here is my keratoconus story: As far as I can remember, I started wearing glasses at the age of 14. back then it was only L:0.5D, R:0.25D.(astigmatism) with no far or nearsighted, we all  thought that it … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Christian, Malaysia