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by Anne Klepacz
Thu 12 Jul 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: UK Armed Forces (officer); any hope?
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: UK Armed Forces (officer); any hope?

Hi Ross,
It's exactly 2 years since I first raised this with the Armed Forces and still no decision! I last heard 6 months ago that a corneal specialist had been asked to produce a report. I'll try chasing it again and let you know how I get on.
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 09 Jul 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: HELP

Hello and welcome, Most people here find the haze and any double vision goes after a few months, but there have been a few where it's gone on for longer. But I don't think we've had anyone who has had Trans-PRK with CXL. I'm afraid no surgical procedure gives 100% guarantees and the stats are that s...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 08 Jul 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Many thanks for the explanation, Ali, and for putting us right.
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 06 Jul 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Longlasting use of Scleral Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Longlasting use of Scleral Lenses

Hi and welcome, As far as I know, all contact lenses need to be replaced after some time. It probably varies according to the type of lens and the individual wearing them, but 5 years is a good innings for a lens! I'm surprised about the 'unhealthy' comment. Mini sclerals are now widely prescribed i...
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 06 Jul 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Do let us know how you get on.
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 05 Jul 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Hi Charlotte, The document that covers this in even more detail is this - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/sites/.../HC11%20%28V7%29%20online%2011.2017.pdf It's not an easy read(!) but on page 19 it defines a complex lens as one that requires a power of more than + or - 10 dioptres in any one meridian. So ...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 04 Jul 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with paying for lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Help with paying for lenses

Well, I was wrong in my previous post. Exemptions from payment don't apply to spare lenses, but at Moorfields Eye Hospital, an exemption for those who are entitled to free lenses would apply to a damaged lens that needed to be replaced as there would be a clinical need for the lens. That's the case ...
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 03 Jul 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with paying for lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Help with paying for lenses

Hello Stu and welcome, Sadly I think this is the rule for people on certain benefits, who are entitled to free lenses but that does not apply to spare or replacement lenses due to loss or damage when the normal NHS charge applies. This seems very unfair on people with a limited income. I will check ...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 02 Jul 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: E-mails to the KC group
Replies: 0
Views: 31

E-mails to the KC group

For the last few weeks, we've been having problems with our KC Group e-mail system. So if you've tried to contact us and have had no reply, it's not that we're ignoring you, but that your e-mail hasn't got through. If you PM me, I'll give you my personal e-mail address that you can use instead (I do...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 01 Jul 2018 11:22 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: contact lenses for keratoconus
Replies: 3
Views: 4303

Re: contact lenses for keratoconus

Hi Hanif and welcome, Have a look at our optoms list - https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/index.php/registered-optometrists/ to see if there's anyone there that could help. But I'm surprised that you're saying BMEC only fit rgps - that's usually the first type of lens that's offered in all hospita...

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