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by Lia Williams
Sat 18 May 2024 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye tests and hospital contact lens appointments
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Eye tests and hospital contact lens appointments

In my case I've not seen an ophthalmologist since 1997 when I was told "Yes, you do have keratoconus" and sent to the contact lens department. Prior to that I'd been able to get my contact lenses on the high street. So my eye check is with the high street optometrists. Who eventually did m...
by Lia Williams
Thu 16 May 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye tests and hospital contact lens appointments
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Eye tests and hospital contact lens appointments

Many years ago, when I was first referred to the hospital contact lens service, I thought I no longer needed high street eye tests. The reason I thought this was that as glasses were of no use to me why did I need an eye test for glasses? My thinking was not unlike people who don't wear glasses, and...
by Lia Williams
Sat 16 Dec 2023 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: sclerals lens
Replies: 1
Views: 8448

Re: sclerals lens

The NHS charge for contact lenses is £60.75 per lens.
by Lia Williams
Tue 12 Dec 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spare / used scleral lens
Replies: 3
Views: 13877

Re: Spare / used scleral lens

Hi Happy, I agree with space_cadet this is not a good idea. Apart from there being a risk of getting an infection from a second hand lens, any second hand lens is extremely unlikely to fit so if you did get it in you'd be desperate to get it out again as it would probably be extremely uncomfortable....
by Lia Williams
Wed 25 Oct 2023 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral Lenses: Flying + Swimming
Replies: 8
Views: 21745

Re: Scleral Lenses: Flying + Swimming

The advice from the Association of Optometrists is: "It’s safer not to swim in contact lenses at all; if you absolutely have to, the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) advice for swimmers is to use daily disposable lenses with a well-sealed pair of goggles or mask and discard the lenses im...
by Lia Williams
Fri 20 Oct 2023 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jumping between private and NHS for lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 4913

Re: Jumping between private and NHS for lenses

There are lots of different types of contact lenses that can be prescribed for keratoconus and it might not be that all sclerals are better that all RGPs for your eyes. It could be that the improvement in vision is due to the fact that your current lenses are old and the prescription needs to be upd...
by Lia Williams
Sun 18 Jun 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: DVLA and keratoconus
Replies: 2
Views: 3467

DVLA and keratoconus

Last September we were discussing the fact that the DVLA had added keratoconus to their list of notifiable medical conditions. https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18093 It looks as if keratoconus has now been removed from their list. https://www.gov.uk/eye-conditions-a...
by Lia Williams
Mon 30 Jan 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: The lives people lead..
Replies: 5
Views: 12553

Re: The lives people lead..

Hi Cameron. Most of the time I can forget I have KC as with my contact lenses as I have very good vision with them, although I do now need reading glasses (due to my age!) for small print and intricate sewing. Sometimes a contact lens re-fitting has taken several appointments which can be very frust...
by Lia Williams
Thu 13 Oct 2022 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: RGP and Soft no good - any recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 3754

Re: RGP and Soft no good - any recommendations?

RGPs shouldn't be uncomfortable. It is true that they do take some time to get used to but after awhile you shouldn't really notice that you are wearing them. There are lots of different designs of RGPs so it may be that a different design would work for you. If the optician says that your RGP is a ...
by Lia Williams
Tue 28 Jun 2022 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ring Treatment (Ferrara/Intacs)
Replies: 2
Views: 2666

Re: Ring Treatment (Ferrara/Intacs)

Hi Taylan, Very view forum users have had Intacs. You can use the forum search box to read about their experiences. As I understand it the aim of Intacs is to flatten the cornea to improve vision and to make it easier to fit a contact lens. If they don't work they can be removed. Do you know why you...

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