Keratoconus impacted Richard Rininger’s life for 45 years. He wore a contact lens for 40 of those, but it began to cause tremendous irritation when worn for long periods of time. In February 2008, he had a cornea transplant. Even though Richard suffered some complications, he recovered and now sees 20/20 with the assistance of a contact lens. In general, his quality of life is better. He’s able to live life more fully and do everyday activities, such as driving and chores. Richard has always enjoyed photography but is grateful that his restored sight enables him to better manually focus the camera to obtain higher quality images.