CAN I CLEAN MY LENSES WITH WATER? NO NO and in case you missed it, NO. More than 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, but many don't follow the instructions on safe use. Wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye infections. Failing to follow the instructions raises that risk considerably. A recent … Continue reading CONTACT LENSES & WATER – IT’S A BIG NO!

Can I Drive with Keratoconus?

Life On The Road? Yes you can. As long as you meet the minimum legal requirements wherever you live, and take some simple precautions that will help you. However latest research says that ‘Millions of motorists are driving blind'. Five million motorists have eyesight so poor that they are a danger on the roads, UK … Continue reading Can I Drive with Keratoconus?

Can I wear make up when I have keratoconus?

OK so this one is mostly for the ladies! Many of us like to feel good and use make up to enhance our features- we are often asked- "Can I still wear make up when I have to wear  contact lenses?" or "I had a graft can I still wear make up?" The answer is … Continue reading Can I wear make up when I have keratoconus?

2013 in review – keratoconus blog stats

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2013 in review – keratoconus blog stats

Keratoconus survey- age of diagnosis

How old were you when you were first diagnosed with Keratoconus? Early diagnosis is key, and KC is thought to be a childhood disease. In order for treatments such ac cxl collagen cross linking to be effective, early diagnosis is crucial. New techniques and greater awareness  of the disease make earlier diagnosis more common, which is … Continue reading Keratoconus survey- age of diagnosis

Keratoconus & Dry eye- symptoms, causes & treatments

Keratoconus and dry eye – symptoms causes and treatments No more tears Dry eye syndrome – which affects nearly five million Britons over the age of 45 and, despite its name, leads to more tears. Dry eye can be at best annoying and at worst, painful and irritating. Dry eye syndrome has several varied underlying … Continue reading Keratoconus & Dry eye- symptoms, causes & treatments