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by Lia Williams
Sat 13 Jan 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 186
Views: 83161

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

I don't know of a website that lists all the types of lenses that are available. But you might like to look at the videos from the last Keratoconus Group conference. The last video talks about the different types of contact lenses. The videos can be found here: http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/co...
by Lia Williams
Fri 12 Jan 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 186
Views: 83161

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Hi Paul, Getting my new RGP lenses has taken longer and with having to get the prescription changed on the original ones ordered and delays over Christmas they have only just arrived. What i have found over the last few days with them though is that they are really not helping as much as my glasses ...
by Lia Williams
Fri 12 Jan 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help! Broken contact lens.
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Help! Broken contact lens.

I had insurance for my first pair of lenses back in the 70's but I've not done so since then. If the lenses fit properly they shouldn't fall out and with care, you are very unlikely to break them. So far I've never lost a lens although I think I've been lucky and I have spent hours searching for a l...
by Lia Williams
Sat 06 Jan 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KeraSoft vision
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: KeraSoft vision

I don't think that there is a complete list of the different types of contact lenses for keratoconus on this forum. However you might like to look at the videos from the last Keratoconus Group conference. The last video talks about the different types of contact lenses. The videos can be found here:...
by Lia Williams
Tue 19 Dec 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help! Broken contact lens.
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Help! Broken contact lens.

Hi Summerak, I'm sorry to hear that you have broken both your contact lenses. Sometimes it's only when we can't wear them that we realise how much we depend on them. Unfortunately you are unlikely to be able to get contact lenses from anyone else any sooner as the contact lenses will be being made s...
by Lia Williams
Sun 19 Nov 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Cost of Lenses

You have a 12 month period trial period, i.e if the lenses are not wearable in that period any other lenses that are prescribed are FOC. I believe that there exceptions to this. If one were to be prescribed daily disposable lenses (unlikely with KC but possible for other medically needed contact le...
by Lia Williams
Sat 18 Nov 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Cost of Lenses

Details of NHS Optical Vouchers can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/nhs-voucher-values.aspx The confusing thing is that Vouchers A to I are vouchers which are given to people who meet certain criteria: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Eyecarecosts.aspx#c...
by Lia Williams
Wed 15 Nov 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Cost of Lenses

The hospital I attend charges £3.00 for postage but nothing extra if I collect my lenses.

If I'm ordering piggyback lenses I would be charged £6.00 as the soft lenses would be sent separately from the RGPs.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Mon 23 Oct 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Benefits and KC
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Benefits and KC

There aren't any specific benefits associated with keratoconus. However there are benefits for people who are registered as blind or partially sighted. There are a few people with KC whose vision cannot be corrected either by treatment and/or with contact lenses and have registered. A leaflet writte...
by Lia Williams
Sat 14 Oct 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Diagnosed with KC but unsure of treatment given
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Diagnosed with KC but unsure of treatment given

Ben,

Have you got the right lens? And does it help your vision? Perhaps they decided that the right eye also needed a lens under the glasses. Hopefully when you go back to get your glasses you will be able to see how the lenses and glasses work together.

Lia

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