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by Lia Williams
Fri 25 Oct 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Lenses

Hi DCSales, There are lots of different types of contact lenses for keratoconus. Toric lenses are designed for regular astigmatism, some of these lenses are soft but they can also be RGPs. Mild keratoconus can often be corrected with glasses or ordinary contact lenses. As keratoconus progresses peop...
by Lia Williams
Thu 24 Oct 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lens help and advice
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Contact lens help and advice

Hi Hahny, Yes, people with mild KC are often able to get good vision with ordinary soft contact lenses. RGPs can be comfortable so do give them a try if the optician thinks that they would give you better vision with them than soft ones. I've worn RGPs for nearly 30 years (although these days I pigg...
by Lia Williams
Thu 24 Oct 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!

Hi Carmel,

I'm pleased to hear that your lenses are working well for you.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Sun 15 Sep 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Got Keratoconus, What field do you work in??
Replies: 25
Views: 6610

Re: Got Keratoconus, What field do you work in??

Hi Sk_89k, Like many people my job involves spending far too long looking at a computer screen. I note that your profile states that you correct your vision with spectacles. You may find that you would get better vision with contact lenses. I get a theoretical 6/9 vision in my better eye with glasse...
by Lia Williams
Sun 15 Sep 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!

As I understand it adjusting the power should be straightforward, whereas adjusting the fit can be more complicated.

I hope that all goes well for your appointment on Tuesday.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Mon 09 Sep 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: New scleral RGPs and they scare me!!

Hi Carmel, Welcome to the forum. As your reading vision is excellent it sounds to me as if the power of the lenses is incorrect. Normally it is distance vision that is optimised and reading glasses used for near vision, if required. I would suggest that you ask for an appointment to check your visio...
by Lia Williams
Sat 13 Jul 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Financial Help
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Financial Help

Just to add to Anne’s comprehensive reply. If your lenses are replaced every six months because they only have design life of six months then you will be charged every six months for replacements. But if your lenses were designed to be replaced more frequently than every six months then you would be...
by Lia Williams
Tue 18 Jun 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact Lens wearing time
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Contact Lens wearing time

If I wear my lens for a number of hours and then have a break for say an hour do you think it is reasonable to extend this time. ” This is a difficult one. Eight hours isn't very long and I guess that there would be days when you would like to extend the time. I think in your case I might be tempte...
by Lia Williams
Sun 02 Jun 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice/discussion etv
Replies: 2
Views: 236

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: 838

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 ...

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