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by gsward
Tue 03 Mar 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: So, tried out some scleral lenses. A few questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 4040

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

There are lots of questions raised here, but as a long term scleral wearer, I'll try and cover some of my experiences. First, there is "getting used to them". There are two aspects to this - your sense of "feeling" the lenses and the actual comfort. If they don't settle down they...
by gsward
Tue 03 Mar 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal transplant
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: Corneal transplant

Hi, I had my first and only transplant just over a year ago. It will be helpful if I explain my background because everyone's situation is different. I had KC in both eyes for 30+ years but both had been managed with progressive refittings of different contact lenses over the years. The vision in my...
by gsward
Sun 05 Jan 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

I have just bought some Coopervision preservative free from Vision Express, same price as Boots own make, and am wondering if anyone has any experience of using it with sclerals, the bottle just mentions soft lenses and rinsing things..I don't want a repeat of the Savers problem. So how was the Coo...
by gsward
Sun 05 Jan 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why do sclerals feel ok in one eye but aggravate the other??
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: Why do sclerals feel ok in one eye but aggravate the other??

My experience is that minor issues with discomfort settle if you leave the lens out for 24, preferably 48 hrs. Wear it for a short time, maybe half what you normally would and build the wearing time slowly again over a few days. If the discomfort returns it's time to return to your opthalmist. There...
by gsward
Mon 11 Nov 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral probs
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Scleral probs

This is a very common problem. I don't know how long it has been since the third lens was fitted? Ideally, I would give it a couple of months for your eye to adjust and don't wear it for too long too soon. The change you notice when you have been wearing it for a while is because the lens settles ba...
by gsward
Sat 12 Oct 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

When I go overseas on holidays I have to bring 3/4 suckers carrying one in my pocket, one or two in my luggage that goes onto the plane and one that goes into my luggage in the hold. I wouldn't mind finding somewhere that stocks the ones I use online so I can buy a dozen more. Many of us don't use ...
by gsward
Sun 06 Oct 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

Scleral lens wearers fill their lens with saline before insertion. Some can use saline with a preservative others need to use a preservative-free product.

Perhaps there is a story to which product you use and maybe it has changed since you have been wearing sclerals?
by gsward
Wed 03 Jul 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Scleral lenses

For you and others who might come back to this post later, when you are referred (usually by your GP on an optician's recommendation) to an NHS hospital you do have a right to choose where you go. In your case you could have gone back to your GP for a new referral elsewhere if necessary. You should ...
by gsward
Tue 11 Jun 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grafts - good experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: Grafts - good experiences?

At just over 4 months after the graft we opted to fit a scleral lens. I was told the cornea was regular enough to take an RGP but as I already have a scleral in the other eye that did not seem a sensible option. Comfortably achieved 6/9 and a few letters at 6/6. Steriod drops backed down to twice a ...
by gsward
Fri 26 Apr 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lens post graft
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Contact lens post graft

I had my graft in January and all has been good since. In June the plan is to try a contact lens fitting. What have been others experiences and which lens types have you tried / preferred? I have negligible astigmatism and my graft is central. A scleral seems the obvious choice as I have used them b...

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