For years, Larry lived with the pain and inconvenience of an eye disease called keratoconus. The condition caused his corneas in both eyes to become cone shaped, leaving him with poor vision, constant headaches, eye pain and frequent eye infections.
The condition began to interfere with his daily activities. Larry had to depend on his “better” eye while at work. After work was done, he had to take his contacts out immediately, leaving him with virtually no vision during his time outside of work.
Eventually, Larry underwent two corneal transplant surgeries- one for each eye. Today, his vision is excellent- his vision has increased to 20/40 without glasses in both eyes. Larry is now able to live his life with total independence and has been able to get back to participating in all of his favorite hobbies that he had abandoned due to his poor vision.
Larry is forever grateful to the eye donors who gave the gift of sight to help him see. His donors’ families are always in his thoughts and he is grateful to them in helping to facilitate donation.