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
Having keratoconus can be tough and you think you are alone, well we have good news......you are NOT alone. If you are fed fed up with scaremongering, hearing about expensive treatment options and going around in circles, then join the original #kcfamily We have the busiest, most active and supportive keratoconus Page and Group on Facebook, … Continue reading Keratoconus? Join the original #kcfamily online – KeratoconusGB
Hello everyone We thought that now we have so many members across this blog, Facebook, Twitter and so on that we ought to meet up and put faces to names, to share our KC stories and learn more about each other and living with Keratoconus. ALL WELCOME This meet up is entirely informal and open … Continue reading KERATOCONUSGB KCFAMILY KERATOCONUS MEET UP LONDON 2014
Hello - I am a KC'er since 1998 - a long time. I started the first support group in India. This is just an outpouring from a KC'er in his day to day life when not wearing lenses. This is the outcome when an incident happened to me during my off lens time in the kitchen.... … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story as a poem by Shiv, India
New to Keratoconus? Finding the right contact lens fitter... Living in the USA with keratoconus? If you are newly diagnosed, or have been diagnosed for a while, one of the most important tasks is to find the right contact lens fitter for you. Keratoconus is quite rare (1 in 500 have it) , not every … Continue reading keratoconus- finding the right contact lens fitter in the USA
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
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?
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING By Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank USA Organ donation is an act we hear a lot about on a regular basis. But eye donation? Not so much. Donating one’s organs (hearts, kidneys, livers, etc.) can save numerous lives. #Myth: Only organs like the heart, kidney and liver can be … Continue reading ORGAN DONATION- the gift of sight