The NKCF has developed a variety of programs to provide support and information to those with keratoconus and their families:
- Patient Information Guides
- NKCF Warmline
- NKCF Spanish site
- Outreach Programs
- Patient Education Seminars
- Support Groups
- Referral Program
PATIENT INFORMATION GUIDES
Both booklets, in English and Spanish, are available to patients and eye care providers worldwide. To receive a copy in the mail, send your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can request either one online:
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.
To ensure the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) reaches the greatest possible number of keratoconus patients, we’ve expanded our education and outreach efforts to the Latino community. Find out more about the NKCF Spanish website.
|Our newsletter is published three times a year and distributed to individuals and eye care providers worldwide. It offers information about keratoconus, new treatment options, new lenses and lens care product information, reports current research in the field and fosters a sense of community among those with this condition.|
The NKCF maintains a list of OutReach Volunteers for those individuals who want personal contact with other keratoconus patients. For more information contact us at: email@example.com
NKCF SUPPORT GROUPS
Support Groups are a means of meeting others with keratoconus, learning more about this condition, sharing information and coping skills. The NKCF will assist individuals who would like to start a local support group. For more information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com All our referrals are grouped by state, so tell us what state you live in.