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by John Thatcher
Sat 09 Sep 2017 10:30 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next Meeting 7th October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Next Meeting 7th October 2017

Our next meeting is called "World Keratoconus Day and Us". World Keratoconus Day will be 10th November and was started last year in the USA. This is a good opportunity to learn more about it, to have an open discussion on what we can do to raise awareness of KC and for anybody to share any...
by John Thatcher
Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: hello advice please ... I think I put this in FAQs by mistake!
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: hello advice please ... I think I put this in FAQs by mistake!

At the risk of stating the obvious, are you developing cataracts? Perfectly normal at that age but does reduce the vision because less light getting through. However, I'm assuming your eyes have been checked recently so that should have been picked up. I'm a few years older and starting to notice th...
by John Thatcher
Sun 09 Jul 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Good Meeting 8th July
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Good Meeting 8th July

There were 28 people at yesterday's meeting with the venue at John Lewis proving to be really popular, especially as it is so easy to get to. It was a very interactive session going over the incidence of KC, websites that help how to describe it, KC in the workplace and the positive help from Action...
by John Thatcher
Tue 06 Jun 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting Saturday 8th July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Next West Midlands Meeting Saturday 8th July 2017

Our next meeting is on the topic of "How do we explain Keratoconus to the other 99.95% of the population?" If you have you ever struggled to get people (especially employers) to understand what we experience then this is for you. Come and see some simulations, share your suggestions and al...
by John Thatcher
Wed 10 May 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Dates for your Diary: 8th July & 7th October
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Dates for your Diary: 8th July & 7th October

Hi Ash, be delighted to discuss with you, will email you in few days as hectic right now but do appreciate you getting in touch, thanks, John
by John Thatcher
Sun 23 Apr 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vision no better 4 months after cornea transplant
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Vision no better 4 months after cornea transplant

Hi Chris, Well let's start by saying you've come to the right place for support and helpful advice and then let's give the usual advice of 'don't panic'. That may sound a bit pat but lots of us have been there and quite understand your worries which are perfectly normal. A graft does take time to se...
by John Thatcher
Tue 11 Apr 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Dates for your Diary: 8th July & 7th October
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Dates for your Diary: 8th July & 7th October

Following the very successful meeting on 8th April in the John Lewis Community Hub I have booked it again for the next 2 KC West Midlands Group meetings this year on 8th July and 7th October. The meetings will both start at 11:00am. Speakers are yet to be arranged but these dates are fixed so please...
by John Thatcher
Wed 05 Apr 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Don't Forget This Saturday (8th April) in Birmingham
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Don't Forget This Saturday (8th April) in Birmingham

Our next West Midlands meeting is at 11:00 in the Community Hub in John Lewis’s at Grand Central directly above Birmingham New Street Station. Please note that this is a new venue and should be much quieter than out-patients at BMEC. It is very easy to get to being on the 4th floor of John Lewis in ...
by John Thatcher
Thu 23 Mar 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Reminder of Next West Midlands Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Reminder of Next West Midlands Meeting

Just over 2 weeks until our next meeting at the new venue of John Lewis's Community Hub above Birmingham New Street Station at 11:00am on Saturday 8th April.
by John Thatcher
Sat 18 Feb 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Local Group Meeting 8th April
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Next West Midlands Local Group Meeting 8th April - Talk Details

The title of the talk is "An Optometrist’s Perspective of Prescribing and Fitting Contact Lenses for Keratoconus and Tips for Successful Wear". This should be of interest to most of us, whether to understand better what and how the Optometrist thinks or to gain her tips on maximising conta...

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