Rhonda’s story I'd like to share some of my recent events. I am from Massachusetts, USA. As a member of KeratoconusGB I have been posting my updates there, and now I am sharing my story with the wider world in the hope that it can helps fellow keratoconus folk. If I had Keratoconus 25 years … Continue reading Keratoconus – my story by Rhonda, USA
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
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?
Hello everyone, My name is Leonie, I’m a 23 year old Dutch lady and I have Keratoconus. They found out I have this eye disease when I was about 12. I had been wearing sclerals for almost 3 years, when I was 15 I had to get my first corneal transplant or graft. When I … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Leonie
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!
hello, I am George Hyde from the UK. I was diagnosed with KC aged 12 (I'm now 21), so I have first hand experience of what it is like to be a teenage boy with this disease. Everyone's case is different, so my experiences may not necessarily relate to yours - sometimes the KC can affect just … Continue reading Keratoconus my teenage story – by George
Luckily for us, there is a wide choice of contact lenses available for those with keratoconus. Fitting contact lenses on a keratoconic cornea is challenging and time-consuming. You can expect plenty of return visits to fine-tune the fit and the prescription, especially if the keratoconus continues to progress. It's very unlikely that any lens will … Continue reading Contact lenses for Keratoconus