Keratoconus – can I fly with contact lenses?

A question we are often asked on our Facebook page and group and on Twitter- can I travel with keratoconus? Can I fly? Commercial airline cabins expose passengers to reduced atmospheric pressure, reduced oxygen availability, and dry air. However if you are careful there is no reason at why you cannot travel. Contact lens wearers … Continue reading Keratoconus – can I fly with contact lenses?

What is it like to have keratoconus?

We get asked this a lot. How do you explain what it is like to have 'keratoconus' once people have realised that there is something wrong with your eyes? And how do you answer questions like 'why don't you just wear glasses?' or "why don't you just have LASIK?' I wish I had a £1 … Continue reading What is it like to have keratoconus?

Keratoconus my story by Janna from Australia

My journey with Keratoconus by Janna Seysener, Australia I never had a huge problem with vision as a child but Mum says I was CONSTANTLY rubbing my eyes with my knuckles. I had a vision test at about 10 or so just to check for any issues because Mum has astigmatism and associated myopia and … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Janna from Australia

Keratoconus my story- by Rae- the end of the KC journey

The day of the cataract op was bright and sunny. I did wonder how much I would be able to see afterwards. I mean, I was so used to poor vision in my grafted eye unless I had a hybrid lens in, I knew I had nothing to lose. This was the end of a … Continue reading Keratoconus my story- by Rae- the end of the KC journey

Keratoconus- my story- post graft op for cataract by Rae

Hey kc'ers, thanks for reading  this post. This is the latest installment in my keratoconus journey. To recap my graft was in late 2007, I had a rejection episode that was sorted out and I was fitted for a hybrid lens in the grafted eye in 2011. So far so good, but the uncorrected vision … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story- post graft op for cataract by Rae

Keratoconus- my story by Rae- pt 5 hybrid lens

November 2010 saw me, having recovered fully from the rejection episode, attempt to get a lens to wear in the grafted eye. Owing to  HIGHLY complicated prescription and a huge astigmatism the vision in my grafted left eye was rubbish and still could not be corrected with glasses either. I was a bit fed up … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Rae- pt 5 hybrid lens

Contact lenses for Keratoconus

Luckily for us, there is a wide choice of contact lenses available for those with keratoconus. Fitting contact lenses on a keratoconic cornea is challenging and time-consuming. You can expect plenty of return visits to fine-tune the fit and the prescription, especially if the keratoconus continues to progress. It's very unlikely that any lens will … Continue reading Contact lenses for Keratoconus