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by Lia Williams
Fri 04 May 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: ZenLens
Replies: 2
Views: 87

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: 84

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: 98

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: 143

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...
by Lia Williams
Sat 13 Jan 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 193
Views: 90663

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: 193
Views: 90663

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: 2162

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: 343

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: 2162

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: 746

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...

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