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.

Keratoconus Journey: Jack

After being treated with the iLink® FDA-approved cross-linking procedure, Jack decided to pursue a career that specializes in diagnosing and treating keratoconus. As Jack enters his third year of optometry school at Indiana University (IU), he is continuing…

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.

Keratoconus Journey: Derek

Derek based his entire life on becoming a pilot, but at age 25, he received unexpected news that threatened to change the trajectory of his dream: he was diagnosed with progressive keratoconus.