Shanice, a semi-professional football player, isn’t letting keratoconus stop her from stepping onto the field this upcoming season. As a tight end for the Richmond Black Widows, Shanice worried that certain specialty lenses or a corneal transplant would affect her ability to play at the highest level. Instead, she opted for corneal cross-linking, a minimally invasive procedure that halts the progression of keratoconus, ultimately allowing her to return to the field.

A new article in Richmond Magazine follows her journey with keratoconus and sheds light on some of the difficulties experience by those living with this rare eye disease, especially athletes. To learn more about how Shanice tackled her keratoconus diagnosis, read the full article.

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