World Keratoconus Day is fast approaching – join Avedro and other members of the keratoconus community to spread the word and raise awareness!
What is World KC Day?
World Keratoconus Day is celebrated on November 10th. It is sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation, an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educating and advocating for those living with keratoconus.
The NKCF’s initiatives surrounding World KC Day are as follows:
- Encouraging people around the world to share their KC stories
- Educating patients, friends and family about keratoconus
- Collaborating with fellow KC organizations
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KC’, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the typically round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins and weakens, causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This can result in significant visual loss.
To learn more about KC, including symptoms and treatment options, click here.
How Can You Get Involved?
You can help to raise awareness and advocate for keratoconus. Below are some simple ways to get started:
- Use the hashtag #WorldKCDay to share your story on social media
- Add yourself to the NKCF’s Interactive World KC Day Map
- Take a selfie or a picture that shows your perspective on KC and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared on the NKCF’s World KC Gallery
Make sure to visit the NKCF’s World KC Day website at worldkcday.com to learn about other World KC Day programs and activities.
World KC Day 2016 at Avedro
About the National Keratoconus Foundation
The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an educational program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
NKCF is dedicated to the dissemination of information about keratoconus to patients, their families, and eye care professionals through:
- Publicizing and circulating literature and seminars.
- Organizing keratoconus patients and eye care professionals on a local level for the purpose of mutual dialog and support.
- Raising funds to support scientific research into the causes, treatment and possible cure of keratoconus.
Visit the NKCF’s website at www.nkcf.org for more information.