CAN I CLEAN MY LENSES WITH WATER? NO NO and in case you missed it, NO. More than 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, but many don't follow the instructions on safe use. Wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye infections. Failing to follow the instructions raises that risk considerably. A recent … Continue reading CONTACT LENSES & WATER – IT’S A BIG NO!
OK so this one is mostly for the ladies! Many of us like to feel good and use make up to enhance our features- we are often asked- "Can I still wear make up when I have to wear contact lenses?" or "I had a graft can I still wear make up?" The answer is … Continue reading Can I wear make up when I have keratoconus?
Hitting a bum note My experience with keratoconus started on a sour note. I was playing my trumpet during music class, and saw the note in a different place than everyone else. Our notoriously temperamental music teacher let me know about it by flinging his baton at me, narrowly missing, and … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Scott Honeyman, Canada
How old were you when you were first diagnosed with Keratoconus? Early diagnosis is key, and KC is thought to be a childhood disease. In order for treatments such ac cxl collagen cross linking to be effective, early diagnosis is crucial. New techniques and greater awareness of the disease make earlier diagnosis more common, which is … Continue reading Keratoconus survey- age of diagnosis
I have been an anxious person for as long as I can remember… No, sorry, let me rephrase that, I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember. The difference is that in the core of who I am, I don’t believe I am an anxious person, but that anxiety is a habit … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Corrina Taylor, UK
Hi my name is Odai and I am sharing my story with everyone. At the time of writing, I am 21 years old and I will be 22 next month. I live in the state of Illinois in the United States of America. I want to start off saying I never had contacts or glasses in my … Continue reading Keratoconus & CXL my story by Odai, USA
Hello I am Simba from South Africa, I am 21 and this is my keratoconus story. That's me with the eye patch in the photo (left) I started wearing hard contact lenses when I was in Grade 9 (15 years old) and the reason my optometrist gave was that my cornea was ‘rigid’. I … Continue reading Keratoconus my story – by Simba, 21