Get regular checkups
Because keratoconus is a progressive disease, it is important be monitored regularly 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 your itchy eyes with eye drops or anti-allergy medications. Progression of the condition can be slowed if you stop all eye-rubbing.
Getting the right lenses
Fitting customised 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 corneal transplantation should only be considered when no other treatment options work.