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by Lia Williams
Wed 16 Jan 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: HES vouchers.
Replies: 2
Views: 22

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...
by Lia Williams
Sun 13 Jan 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Toric vs Non-Toric
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Toric vs Non-Toric

I am now trying to determine how the doctors come up with the soft spherical lens number based on the prescription. It's often said that prescribing contact lenses for KC is more than an art than a science. There is a lot of trial and error involved in obtaining an optimum prescription for contact ...
by Lia Williams
Sat 17 Nov 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: GP lens advice and solution
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: GP lens advice and solution

So I need a cleaner and conditioner then? There are lots of different contact lens solutions on the market. I use Boston cleaner and Boston conditioning solution. I clean my RGP lenses every night with the cleaner and then rinse with saline and store overnight in the conditioning solution. In the m...
by Lia Williams
Sat 17 Nov 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coping
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Coping

Just wondering how do you cope? To be told that my eyesight was "up the spout" wasn't easy thing to cope with. However I was referred to an optician who was confident that he could fit me with a pair of lenses. After lots of long appointments over several weeks I did eventually get a new ...
by Lia Williams
Sat 17 Nov 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with Optician
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Problem with Optician

I don't see them as a first choice as the contact lens industry has evolved a great deal with new lenses and designs. But it is still worthy in many cases like yours. Piggy-backs weren't the first choice for me. Originally I hard lenses and moved to RGPs in the early nineties. About eight or nine y...
by Lia Williams
Sat 17 Nov 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: GP lens advice and solution
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: GP lens advice and solution

Hi Lewigreg, I also use a piggyback system and it works well for me. However I find that if I put my lenses in as soon as I get up they do get covered in mucus. For me it's far better to wait an hour after waking. Another thing to check is make sure you clean your lenses properly, rinse with saline,...
by Lia Williams
Sat 27 Oct 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with Optician
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Problem with Optician

Hi Fernando, I wear piggy backs - corneal RGPs with disposable soft lenses underneath. I love them. I wear them for 15 hours a day, seven days a week, so I do need glasses first thing in the morning and last thing at night as I can see very little unaided. Hopefully Tracey, the original poster in th...
by Lia Williams
Wed 17 Oct 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with Optician
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Problem with Optician

Hi Fernando, Thank you for your explanation. I tend to wear my glasses in the morning before I put my lenses in - so I have my refraction appointment in the morning. When I wear my glasses in the evening the vision is slightly different but I don't think I would have a second pair. The vision I get ...
by Lia Williams
Tue 02 Oct 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with Optician
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Problem with Optician

Hi Tracey, Getting an optimised glasses prescription for keratoconus does take longer than a more normal one. This is because our answers to the "better or worse" questions aren't consistent due to the irregular astigmatism we have. The optician I go to allows 45 minutes for my appointment...
by Lia Williams
Sun 30 Sep 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking advice about odd contact prescription method
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Seeking advice about odd contact prescription method

but i worry about what sort of price he's going to tell me it is once i'm back in employment. If you are not paying for the lens now, because of the benefits you receive, I would expect that when you are back in employment you would be paying the NHS rate of £57. so not only do i not have a spare l...

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