Who We Are

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC-Irvine. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of keratoconus (KC), and aim to provide resources to individuals with KC. We unfortunately do not provide financial assistance. Please browse our website to find out more about KC.

Did you watch our recent webinar, "Yes! There Are Soft Lenses for Keratoconus" ?

In this talk, Dr. Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS dispels myths about what types of contacts work for those with KC. She offers tips and share her extensive experience fitting keratoconus patients with a variety of contact lens options, always considering a patient’s vision needs, eye health and comfort.

You can find a recording of the  webinar here.

Meet NKCF's New Ambassador: Joey Gase

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF), the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to increasing awareness of keratoconus has named NASCAR driver Joey Gase as Ambassador.

Read about Joey’s keratoconus journey here.

Don't Miss the Next Webinar!
"Cataract Surgery and Keratoconus" / March 12, 2024

Jay Lustbader MD from Washington, DC discusses cataract surgery for keratoconus patients.

A video of Dr. Lustbader’s talk will be available on NKCF.org following the presentation.  To register, click here.

Listen to Clearly KC - the podcast all about keratoconus with Dr. Melissa Barnett
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World KC Day Wrap-up: Keratoconus & Me Photo Contest

NKCF, along with patient advocacy organizations in the UK, Barbados and Australia hosted a photo contest […]

Risky Behavior: Contact Lens Care

A 2018 survey of contact lens wearers asked what coaching they received from their eye doctors […]

In My Own Words: Ash Arellanes

Meet Ash Arellanes, digital content creator and advocate for individuals with keratoconus, from Waynesville, Missouri. She […]

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Support Opportunities

National Keratoconus Foundation is always looking for industry partners to help us continue to educate, support and advocate for the keratoconus community. If you are interested in supporting us, please email us at info@nkcf.org

About Us

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine.

The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

World KC Day Wrap-up: Keratoconus & Me Photo Contest

NKCF, along with patient advocacy organizations in the UK, Barbados and Australia hosted a photo contest […]

Risky Behavior: Contact Lens Care

A 2018 survey of contact lens wearers asked what coaching they received from their eye doctors […]

In My Own Words: Ash Arellanes

Meet Ash Arellanes, digital content creator and advocate for individuals with keratoconus, from Waynesville, Missouri. She […]

Is the Athens Protocol the Next Step in Keratoconus Treatment?

Originally published in NKCF Update (November 2023). Consider advances in treatment of KC over the past […]

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