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by Lia Williams
Sun 02 Jun 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice/discussion etv
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Advice/discussion etv

Hi Stu, Welcome to the forum. It is unusual to discover that one has keratoconus in one's late 30's but it's not unheard of. Hello, Do you think they will do CXL? I’ve been told over 35 they usually don’t but as mines come on so quickly will this aid my case? The decision to offer someone CXL is usu...
by Lia Williams
Thu 02 May 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vision worse with RGP Lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Vision worse with RGP Lenses

I still dont understand why I cant wear soft lenses and have to wear RGP? You don't have to wear RGPs but you will probably find that contact lenses give you better vision than glasses do. This is because glasses are unable to correct the irregular astigmatism that keratoconus gives us. For people ...
by Lia Williams
Thu 25 Apr 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lenses advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Contact lenses advice please

Do you get 20/20 vision when you wear your contacts? Yes, I do get good vision and comfort with my contact lenses. Although the fitting of them hasn't always been straightforward. As CrippsCorner has said there are other types of contact lenses for keratoconus, as you say that your lenses fall out ...
by Lia Williams
Mon 22 Apr 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lenses advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Contact lenses advice please

Hello Sammy, Contact lenses shouldn’t fall out. It may be worth going back to your optician and getting the fitting checked. Sometimes it is necessary for the prescription to be tweaked to get an optimum fit for comfort and vision. With practice contact lenses become easier to put in and remove. I t...
by Lia Williams
Mon 25 Mar 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Contact Lenses

Hi Racheal and welcome to the forum, Some people do find rigid contact lenses uncomfortable and they can take some getting used to; and sometimes the fitting needs to be adjusted to get a comfortable fit. As you only needed a contact lens in one eye, and you can manage with glasses, it is not surpri...
by Lia Williams
Mon 25 Feb 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - London Meeting and AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - London Meeting and AGM

The latest newsletter describes lots of things that have been going on in the last year - not all of them in London. https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Newsletter-Winter-2019d-newpub.pdf The newsletter reports on the last conference, which was held in Birmingham, and the...
by Lia Williams
Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - London Meeting and AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - London Meeting and AGM

Our London Speaker Meeting and AGM will take place on on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 at 11:00am in the lecture theatre of the Moorfields Clinical Tutorial Unit which is now located at 15 Ebenezer Street, N1 7NP (go up Provost Street which is across the road from the main hospital and you’ll find 15 Eb...
by Lia Williams
Wed 20 Feb 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Scleral lenses

Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear about your broken lens.

I hope that you won't have to wait too long to get a replacement.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Fri 08 Feb 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dealing with anxiety and depression from KC
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Dealing with anxiety and depression from KC

Hi Mal, I'll try to answer some of your questions. I'm waiting on contact fittings but in 4-6 weeks, do these generally correct KC quite well? Contact lenses generally work very well for keratoconus as they effectively make the irregular cornea shape spherical which helps to reduce the ghosting. You...
by Lia Williams
Wed 16 Jan 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: HES vouchers.
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: HES vouchers.

Hi Dek, Details of the NHS vouchers can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/nhs-voucher-values-for-glasses-and-lenses/ Voucher J is the contact lens voucher. Confusingly this is the price charged to the patient per contact lens and not the value of the voucher towa...

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