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.
World KC Day is November 10th
On November 10th we celebrate World KC Day, a national awareness day sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation. This day is dedicated to raise awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as to support and advocate for those living with KC. Learn how you can Spread the Word through our Toolkit and Photo Contest.
Introducing: Chang Reaction!
National Keratoconus Foundation is pleased to host Chang Reaction, a monthly broadcast where Dr. Clark Chang, OD will offer his expert opinion about all things keratoconus. An active author, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Chang is an in-demand speaker for eyecare professionals. In 2020, Dr. Chang was named “Top Doc” by the NKCF in recognition of his outstanding care to patients with keratoconus.
On the first day of each month, NKCF will release a new ~20-minute episode of Chang Reaction. He will be joined by Taylor Young, Assistant Director of NKCF, and the occasional guest to offer advice, insight, and answers.
Watch Our Latest Webinar!
“International Perspective on Keratoconus Surgery”
with Dr. Jack Parker, MD, PhD
We are celebrating World KC Day 2022 with a fantastic talk from Dr. Jack Parker, MD, PhD, of Parker Cornea in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Parker discusses various surgeries for keratoconus, and provide an international perspective on these treatments.
Dr. Parker trained at the Netherlands Institute of Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Parker is a renowned author of hundreds of books and scientific articles related to keratoconus.
Share this webinar with your friends & family to ‘Spread the Word’ about keratoconus in honor of World KC Day!
This webinar is moderated by Dr. Gloria Chiu, OD, of the USC Roski Eye Institute.
To watch, click HERE.
COVID-19 and Corrective Lens Wear
Since the recent declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, many false rumors and inaccurate suggestions have arisen regarding corrective lens wear. Click to read statements by contact lens experts about corrective lens recommendations as they relate to COVID-19. Watch a recording of our webinar “What You Should Know: KC & COVID-19” hosted by NKCF with guest speakers Dr. Stephanie Woo, OD and Dr. Joseph Ciolino, MD.
Life With KC
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?
Originally published in NKCF Update September 2022. Contact lenses are a necessity for many keratoconus patients. […]