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by Lia Williams
Sat 22 Apr 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where can I get hybrids in London or Kent ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Where can I get hybrids in London or Kent ?

Just to add to Anne's post I do think that it would be worth trying piggybacking. I wear piggyback lenses and have done so for about five or six years. On a bad day the wearing time of my right RGP was down to as little as an hour before I had to take it out. I had other old RGPs which I could wear ...
by Lia Williams
Wed 22 Mar 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: What does haze mean
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: What does haze mean

Hi Cm96, Welcome to the forum. Moorfields Eye Hospital have produced a leaflet about crosslinking which you might find helpful: http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/Corneal%20cross-linking_2.pdf And have basically lost all sight in my right eye due to keratoconus, Are y...
by Lia Williams
Sun 19 Mar 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: After a little advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: After a little advice please

Hi Sparkyaj, There are lots of different types of contact lenses for keratoconus but what suits one person doesn't suit another. Typically early keratoconus can be corrected by glasses or soft contact lenses. As progression occurs more specialist lenses are required such as a specialist soft lens (e...
by Lia Williams
Fri 17 Mar 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Haptic/ Scleral lenses on the NHS
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Haptic/ Scleral lenses on the NHS

Yes you can get scleral lenses on the NHS. You would need to get your GP to refer you to a hospital eye department. You would then probably see an ophthalmologist who would refer you to a specialist contact lens optician. The optician could be on the High Street or the hospital may have its own cont...
by Lia Williams
Fri 03 Mar 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Stabilised at 29??
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: KC Stabilised at 29??

Hi Jay, Yes you should be able to get a complex optical voucher for your glasses from your optician when you go for an eye test. More details can be found here: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Eyecarecosts.aspx#complexlens To be eligible, your lenses need to be either -10/+10 dioptres...
by Lia Williams
Sun 26 Feb 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: So, tried out some scleral lenses. A few questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: So, tried out some scleral lenses. A few questions...

so it's been recommended I don't wear these lenses for more than 5 hours per day. As you say five hours is not much use. What does one do for the rest of the day? And it must be particularly annoying for you as the lens has given you such great vision. Sometimes finding the best compromise of visio...
by Lia Williams
Sat 11 Feb 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: So, tried out some scleral lenses. A few questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: So, tried out some scleral lenses. A few questions...

Olly, It's good to hear that you seem to have found a lens that has reduced the ghosting to almost nothing. Every now and then it's almost as if they completely cloud over, and makes my vision worse than ever... this can last a few minutes. I wonder if this is due to a bubble getting behind the lens...
by Lia Williams
Mon 16 Jan 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: How can I stop Double vision?
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: How can I stop Double vision?

Hi Jull, The problem with double vision in KC is that each eye may have double vision - sometimes triple, quadruple or even more images can be seen by each eye. This is due to the chaotic refraction from the irregular corneas surface. So for someone with keratoconus the root cause is usually keratoc...
by Lia Williams
Wed 28 Dec 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: tempory fixes
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: tempory fixes

I'm sorry to hear that you have been discharged by mistake and I hope that you don't have to wait too long for an appointment. I'm surprised that the opticians won't prescribe another pair of glasses for you as most people who get contact lenses from a hospital for their KC are reminded to get a ful...
by Lia Williams
Sun 25 Dec 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hi I am totally confused
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Hi I am totally confused

Keratoconus is an irregular astigmatism whereas most astigmatism is regular. Regular astigmatism would mean that the astigmatism part of your prescription is at 90 degrees to the rest of the prescription. But as we have an irregular astigmatism a glasses' prescription doesn't fully correct the probl...

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