Get regular checkups
Because keratoconus is a progressive disease it is important to have it monitored by your optometrist. Have a checkup every 6-12 months.
Don’t rub your eyes
Rubbing itchy eyes can trigger keratoconus or make the condition worse. Instead, treat itchy eyes with eye drops or anti-allergy medications. Also, the progression of contidion can be slowed if you stop eye rubbing.
Getting the right lenses
Fitting contact lenses for keratoconus is a complex procedure, so you may need to trial several different lenses to find the one that’s right for you.
Avoid eye surgery
Eye surgery like a corneal transplant should only be considered when no other treatment options work.