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by Lia Williams
Tue 19 Dec 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help! Broken contact lens.
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: Help! Broken contact lens.

Hi Summerak, I'm sorry to hear that you have broken both your contact lenses. Sometimes it's only when we can't wear them that we realise how much we depend on them. Unfortunately you are unlikely to be able to get contact lenses from anyone else any sooner as the contact lenses will be being made s...
by Lia Williams
Sun 19 Nov 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Cost of Lenses

You have a 12 month period trial period, i.e if the lenses are not wearable in that period any other lenses that are prescribed are FOC. I believe that there exceptions to this. If one were to be prescribed daily disposable lenses (unlikely with KC but possible for other medically needed contact le...
by Lia Williams
Sat 18 Nov 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Cost of Lenses

Details of NHS Optical Vouchers can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/nhs-voucher-values.aspx The confusing thing is that Vouchers A to I are vouchers which are given to people who meet certain criteria: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Eyecarecosts.aspx#c...
by Lia Williams
Wed 15 Nov 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of Lenses
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Cost of Lenses

The hospital I attend charges £3.00 for postage but nothing extra if I collect my lenses.

If I'm ordering piggyback lenses I would be charged £6.00 as the soft lenses would be sent separately from the RGPs.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Mon 23 Oct 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Benefits and KC
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Benefits and KC

There aren't any specific benefits associated with keratoconus. However there are benefits for people who are registered as blind or partially sighted. There are a few people with KC whose vision cannot be corrected either by treatment and/or with contact lenses and have registered. A leaflet writte...
by Lia Williams
Sat 14 Oct 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Diagnosed with KC but unsure of treatment given
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Diagnosed with KC but unsure of treatment given

Ben,

Have you got the right lens? And does it help your vision? Perhaps they decided that the right eye also needed a lens under the glasses. Hopefully when you go back to get your glasses you will be able to see how the lenses and glasses work together.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Sat 14 Oct 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.

Hi Lola,

Although there is some evidence that KC is genetic only about 10% of people with KC have a family member who also has it.

So most people's children aren't affected.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Sat 14 Oct 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Group Conference - 17th September
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: KC Group Conference - 17th September 2016

The videos for last year's conference can be found here:

http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/conference_2016/


Lia
by Lia Williams
Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any new lenses on the market?
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Any new lenses on the market?

Hi Ilian, There are lots of different lenses for KC on the market, different lenses suit different people, and sometimes it is difficult to find the best lens for oneself. Sometimes all that it is needed is a tweak to the prescription. One of the most frustrating things with keratoconus contact lens...
by Lia Williams
Wed 06 Sep 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Haze in the cornea after crosslinking
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Haze in the cornea after crosslinking

That's great news!

So often we read people's problems on the forum but don't always hear what happens when the eye has stabilised. Thank you for letting us know.

Lia

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