If you have just recently been diagnosed with keratoconus, or have been living with it for some time, you may be wondering how or when to share your diagnosis with loved ones. It may seem nerve-wracking to open up to family, friends, or even on social media, but sharing your diagnosis is an important step towards accepting your condition and receiving support from others.
It is estimated that an astounding 45 million people in the United States (or about 14% of the population) wear contact lenses. However, the vast majority of users don’t use their lenses properly. The outcomes can be harmful to both your lenses and your overall eye health, potentially leading to a serious eye infection, among other risks.