The NKCF has developed a variety of programs to provide support and information to those with keratoconus and their families:
PATIENT INFORMATION GUIDES
|“What is Keratoconus? A Reference Guide for Patients and their Families” is a 24 page booklet explaining keratoconus in easy to understand language.|
|“Corneal Transplant Surgery: A Reference Guide for Patients and their Families” offers a comprehensive overview of transplant surgery to help the individual better understand the surgery and what to expect both pre and post operatively.|
Both booklets, in English and Spanish, are available to patients and eye care providers.
Booklet for Patients
KC-Link is a worldwide interactive forum for people with keratoconus. It is a free e-mail based mail list for both keratoconus patients and eye care providers. The KC-link offers those with keratoconus a unique opportunity to share their “KC” experiences and concerns with others who can truly understand the frustrations of this condition. For more information go to: KC-LINK
Toll Free Information “Warmline” (800-521-2524) A place where patients and family members can call to ask questions about their keratoconus and receive information, referrals and support.
NKCF REFERRAL PROGRAM
The NKCF offers a list of eye care providers who have a special expertise in treating keratoconus.
- The Ophthalmologists who participate are Board Certified in Ophthalmology and Fellowship trained in Cornea and External Eye Diseases.
- The Optometrists are primarily Diplomats of the Cornea and Contact Lens Division of the American Academy of Optometrists (AAO).
- Contact Lens Fitters are Fellows of the Contact Lens Society of America.
To request a referral, contact us at: KC Referral Request All our referrals are grouped by state, so tell us what state you live in.