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by Lia Williams
Thu 28 Jun 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Surgeons refuse corneal transplant
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Surgeons refuse corneal transplant

Hello Sam, Welcome to the forum. I have tried contact lenses but I found it far too painful to wear them. Which contact lenses have you tried? There are lots of different contact lenses for keratoconus and different lenses suit different people and it can take several appointments to get the best fi...
by Lia Williams
Sun 24 Jun 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lenses for Sport
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Lenses for Sport

One option would be to get some disposable soft lenses. Although they would not give you as good as vision as your RGPs they would be able to correct the short sightness. I have some disposable soft lenses which I use for swimming (I do use goggles as swimming in lenses is not advised) which give me...
by Lia Williams
Sun 24 Jun 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Advice needed!

Hi Andrew, Whereas I can see / read clearly the soft lens never solves the blurring / fuzziness I'm not sure what you mean by this. If you can see clearly then in what way is your vision blurred? Or do you mean that you can read the 6/6 line, but the residual ghosting means that in real life your vi...
by Lia Williams
Tue 19 Jun 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free NHS eye tests
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Free NHS eye tests

Hi Charlotte, The criteria for a free eye test are on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Eyecarecosts.aspx One of entitlements for a free NHS sight test if you: "are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher" and to be eligible for a complex voucher your lenses...
by Lia Williams
Tue 12 Jun 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complications of CXL. Advice needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Complications of CXL. Advice needed please

Emma, It does sound like you have tried lots of different lenses. I too have last count with the number of tweaks I have had over the years. I can appreciate that lenses won't help with the haze but they might be able to help with the double vision. Good luck with your appointment at Moorfields. Lia
by Lia Williams
Tue 12 Jun 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complications of CXL. Advice needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Complications of CXL. Advice needed please

i actually finally got my lens for my right eye and had 20/20 vision except it made the double vision worse. Hi Emma, It may be that a different design of lens could help. I had this problem for years with my old right lens - it was comfortable, a good fit, and I could read the 6/6 line but there w...
by Lia Williams
Fri 04 May 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: ZenLens
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: ZenLens

I don't know anything about the Zen lens apart from the fact that it is a specialist mini-scleral designed for keratoconus. I'm not surprised by the cost you have been quoted. There are cheaper lenses for Keratoconus but some of the newer specialist lenses are very expensive so these kind of prices ...
by Lia Williams
Fri 27 Apr 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kerasoft Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Kerasoft Lenses

Hi Babba, I always thought the general rule of thumb (obviously very general since cornea shapes are based on the individual) was that: Mild Keratoconus: Glasses Moderate Keratoconus: Soft Lenses Severe Keratoconus: Rigid Lenses As a rule of thumb you are correct but keratoconus varies so much from ...
by Lia Williams
Tue 24 Apr 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lens options on NHS
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Contact lens options on NHS

Hi Johnni, There are lots of different types of lenses available for keratoconus on the NHS; RGPs are the most common type. Some people with mild keratoconus are able to wear soft lenses and others with more advanced keratoconus are prescribed scleral lenses. RGPs shouldn't fall out. If they do it m...
by Lia Williams
Fri 06 Apr 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact Lens Irritation
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Contact Lens Irritation

My eyes hurt and start to get red Hi Babba, Your eyes shouldn't hurt or get red when wearing contact lenses. Cleaning regime is certainly one thing that can cause a problem. If the cleaning solution isn't rinsed off a lens before it is put in the eye it can sting and cause it to go red. Another thi...

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