Habit? Or Something More Harmful?
Constant eye rubbing could be a sign of keratoconus (KC)—a vision problem you can’t ignore.
KC is a progressive eye disease that can lead to significant vision loss. And the simple, reflexive act of rubbing your eyes may be both a cause of keratoconus, and a symptom. Early diagnosis is important.
See if it COULD be KC
What is keratoconus?
Keratoconus, or KC, is an underdiagnosed, and progressive eye disease in which the cornea (the clear layer on the front of your eye) thins and weakens over time, causing a cone-like bulge to form, oftentimes distorting vision.
If you rub your eyes and are experiencing vision changes, make the connection. See the symptoms!
Why detect early?
Your vision may continue to get worse, so early detection matters.
With a diagnosis, you can take action sooner rather than later
Get screened and find answers
If you or a loved one has symptoms of keratoconus, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor to get screened for KC.