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by Kris
Sat 17 Feb 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Urgent CXL advice needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Urgent CXL advice needed please

Hi, I have now had sclerals for a few years and I cannot recommend them enough, they have been a life saver. I used to wear RGPs but they irritated and dried my eyes out so much I had to use drops every 10 minutes, which was such a hindrance to normal life! As for the practicality, for me they are l...
by Kris
Sat 17 Feb 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is it this expensive for everyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Is it this expensive for everyone?

Hi Gary, Echoing above posts, most monitoring is done by NHS clinics, which is free and then the standard cost per lens of £57. I currently wear scleral lenses, which can be thousands so this is a big big help! However, I did have to sort a set of glasses myself, those were not covered. The solution...
by Kris
Wed 08 Apr 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dry eyes and contact solution
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: Dry eyes and contact solution

Hi Jigs! I can very much sympathise with your dry eyes, I had huge issues with my RGPs. My eyes would get extremely dry, itchy and red - up to the point when I was putting in eye drops every 10 minutes. There was just no other way to wear the lenses for me. So I experimented a lot with different dro...
by Kris
Wed 01 Jan 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Referral to Moorfields
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Referral to Moorfields

Hey Libby, yes, I have KC and I have been both to the Ealing outreach clinic and the main clinic. At Ealing I saw a general eye specialist, who looked at the overall health of the eye etc (my eyes get very dry, which makes wearing RGP lenses extremely uncomfortable, so he was hoping to improve on th...
by Kris
Sat 21 Dec 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Referral to Moorfields
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Referral to Moorfields

Hey Libby, I was recently referred to Moorfields as well, I got the first appointment within 57 days, which I thought was really fast. Depending on which clinic you go to, it takes longer or shorter. I could have gone to a different outreach clinic within 52 days, but I thought 5 days waiting longer...
by Kris
Thu 07 Mar 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 1758

Re: newbie!

Hey Tina, that's brilliant news, very happy for your son! Definitely keep at it to get a referral for a specialist, it can't hurt, even if they say that currently the optometrist is the best to treat the KC, as the ophthalmologist can still monitor it and there is no delay should it get worse or he ...
by Kris
Wed 06 Mar 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 1758

Re: newbie!

Hey Tina, I hope the glasses are working well? My optician was the one who noticed something was odd with my eyes and she actually made the referral to go to a specialist at a hospital to get it checked out further. Her referral went to my GP, who then initiated it with the hospital, so both can get...
by Kris
Wed 06 Mar 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Frustrated

Hey Paul, I am in a similar place to you, having been diagnosed last year and struggling with the contact lens fit. I am on my second pair and they still don't work correctly. I am being told that my cornea is not cone shaped, but wavy/bumpy, so more difficult to fit as well. The CL specialist can o...
by Kris
Tue 26 Feb 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: NHS Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: NHS Hospital

Thank you all for your recommendations, it is much appreciated!

thanks,

Kris
by Kris
Mon 25 Feb 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: RGP lenses - problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2497

Re: RGP lenses - problems

Hi GarethB, thank you for your reply and advice, I will make sure to ask the specialist about the Kerasoft IC lenses! I am able to wear the RGPs for quite a long time, up to 12 hours a day, but they are incredibly uncomfortable and dry and there is no way that I can keep this up for very long or all...

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