The Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) Eye Foundation was founded on March 22 of 2022 by our Founder and Chairman Juliette Vila Sinclair Spence an AK Warrior, who life changed end February 2017 due to the rare eye disease named Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK). Based on her experience and what she saw on others worldwide – a real gap in information, non-standardize diagnose and treatment, nor support and research in regard to AK – she made her mission to become an AK Patient Advocate by giving it a voice, a face and felt inspired to create the first worldwide foundation focused 100% in this rare disease Acanthamoeba Keratitis.
Mission & Goal
Create global awareness by educating contact lenses users, medical communities and any other stakeholder involved in the process about Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare disease that contact lens users are at higher risks of obtaining, mainly due to the association with contact lenses and water.
- Providing material / tools / trainings to prevent, diagnosed and support.
- Educating medical communities about the impact AK has on an AK Warriors (pain, mental, financial)
- Investing in research
What We Do
Provide a platform on click away about Acanthamoeba Keratitis to share general knowledge, useful information for AK Warriors (Patients) and efforts to educate contact lens users and eye professionals.