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by Anne Klepacz
Wed 22 Nov 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving standard UK
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Driving standard UK

Hi zZastra, What is the problem you have reading a number plate? Is it that the letters blur into each other when you're further away? I used to find that I could read more on the Snellen chart, where the letters have spaces in between them than I could in the 'real world' when letters are next to e...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 20 Nov 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: any advice re lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: any advice re lenses

Hello Mischa and welcome.
You don't say what type of lenses you have tried. Did it include any type of scleral lenses, either the full sclerals which cover the whole of the eye or the smaller mini or semi sclerals?
Anne
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 20 Nov 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Cost of Lenses

Just to add that not all hospital eye clinics have a contact lens department. Those hospitals usually then contract out the supply of contact lenses to a specified optometrist in the area giving the patient what's known as a HESp voucher. While the £57 per lens charge still applies with this voucher...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 11 Nov 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Urgent advice required please
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Urgent advice required please

This question has been asked before here, quite a few years ago now. http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1451 But there doesn't seem to be any research into the topic or any hard evidence. So it's possible there is a connection, but it might be hard to prove which could be why ...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 06 Nov 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Meltdown at the Q.E. Ophthalmology Dept
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Meltdown at the Q.E. Ophthalmology Dept

There are clearly real problems of staffing in the contact lens department at Q.E right now, which must be very frustrating for patients there. Until things get resolved, getting referred to another hospital in the area is obviously an option, though it's not going to be an instant solution with wai...
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: advice work
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: advice work

Yes, tap water has lots of bugs including one that can be sight threatening, which is why those of us who wear contact lenses are told NEVER to rinse lenses with tap water. And even if you're wearing specs, I wouldn't risk it. But there are lots of artificial tear drops you can get over the counter ...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 28 Oct 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Could this be KC?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Could this be KC?

Your migraines sound dreadful - I hope you're talking to your doctor about them and whether there's anything that can give you relief from those symptoms. And while some of the other symptoms you have could be KC, there are others like the 'visual snow' that don't sound like KC, at least in my exper...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 26 Oct 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Could this be KC?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Could this be KC?

KC is very individual, so I don't think there are any rules about how it starts, and none about how it will progress. I was already wearing rigid contact lenses for what I thought was just short sight when I was diagnosed. And the first things I noticed were some double vision in certain lighting co...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 25 Oct 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Could this be KC?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Could this be KC?

Hi Someo559, Yes, this could be KC, but then again, your symptoms could have a different cause. Only an eye doctor actually examining your eyes would be able to tell you one way or another. KC usually progresses pretty slowly. Collagen crosslinking (CXL) is designed to stop the progression and rigid...
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 13 Oct 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any way to reduce halos when driving?
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Any way to reduce halos when driving?

Hi David,

If you put 'night driving' in the search for this forum, you might find some other ideas.
I don't drive any more, but a lot of us find this a real problem.

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