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The Initial Consultation

Whichever lens you are interested in, we would carry out a consultation which will take at least 30-45 minutes where we will assess the health and condition of everything from the tips of the lashes to the iris,  looking at the quality and quantity of the tear film (the main support for the contact lens), the shape and condition of the lids and the size and health of the cornea. To do this we use a biomicroscope (slit lamp) with various coloured dyes to help show us the general well being of the front of the eye. We would then measure the shape of the eye using a Corneal Topographer, which is so accurate we can design lenses from this data. All this information is then used along with our talk with you about what you want and expect from lenses, what sort of work you do, the environment at work, your hobbies and general health etc, to help us decide what lenses to recommend for you and to give you trial lenses which, in most cases, will be free of charge.


Keratoconus (KC)

A condition belonging to a group of conditions known as Ectasias (dilation or distension of a hollow organ or canal). It is a bulging forward and thinning of the cornea which usually appears around puberty, it normally involves both eyes but often one eye is more progressed than the other. There are a number of different positions and shapes for this cone shaped distortion and there is usually some drop in vision due to increased short-sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism caused by the mis-shaping.

Vision can be corrected using a number of different lenses usually rigid gas permeable lenses although there are some soft lenses designed especially for KC. In the early stages normal lenses can be used successfully. We currently use 3 different KC designs and have access to several more including a hybrid of soft and gas permeable materials. Again KC is one of the areas that we specialise in. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding Keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus

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