Wednesday, November 21, 2012

January 2012 - Contact Lenses fitting

On a blistery but sunny late January morning  i’m in the bus, passing the grandeur of Hampton Court Palace and its stunning gardens…

I’m sure it’s looking lovely, I just can’t really see all the different layers of colours with the leaves and frosty grass to really appreciate it… (maybe very soon though)

I have an appointment with a specialised optometrist in Esher, Surrey who has experience in dealing with Keratoconus patients, she’s going to do some more test to determine my “Corneal curve” (remember I mentioned the Nipple Cone things, well that makes it all even more fun apparently) and ofcourse the standard reading of charts etc etc… and then we discuss what the next options are.

In my case it ends up RGP lenses, (RGP - Gas permeable contact lenses which are rigid lenses made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen.)

In a way , pretty hard contact lenses that I, over the months, have come to describe as having the plastic cover part of a drawing pin placed on your eye all day (at that stage I didn’t have a clue about any of that yet of course…)

Anyway she will order some test samples and if I come back next week we will take it from there…

Looking forward to it..

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