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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: 101

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: 101

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: 112

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: 142

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: 261

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: 155

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: 171

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: 207

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: 1070

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: 171

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,...

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