Keratoconus Glossary: Key Terms to Know

We’re defining some of the key terms that someone who is newly diagnosed with the progressive disease should be aware of. Some of them you may already know, but there’s probably others that you’re not familiar with at all.

Fairfax County Times (Fairfax, VA): Female Pro Football Player Overcomes Rare Eye Disease

After graduating from college, Shanice Cole wanted to enlist in the military. However, she was diagnosed with progressive keratoconus during a routine eye exam. Although her condition ultimately prevented her from joining the military, it did not stop her from pursuing her love of football. Even still, Shanice worried that her condition could impact her blossoming athletic career.

Mission Viejo News (Orange County, CA): Young Fitness Enthusiast Ryan Murphy Overcomes Rare Eye Disease

Ryan Murphy was a student at California State University, Northridge when he noticed that he was having trouble seeing the board during lectures and while driving at night. As someone who is passionate about prioritizing his health and well-being, he became worried when his vision issues started to impact his day-to-day life.

Videos: How to Use Scleral Lenses!

If you have progressive keratoconus and recently received the iLink® FDA-approved cross-linking procedure, your optometrist might be getting ready to fit you for scleral lenses. Learn more about scleral lenses and how they can be an effective way to correct vision if you have keratoconus today.