Archive for April, 2009

Easier Contact Lens Removal with Suction Cup Tool

Having Trouble Removong Your Hard Contact Lens?

RGP Inserter/Remover
eek- the title of my post is much scarier sounding than it is. I got a RGP Inserter/Remover. It is small silicon tool with a tiny “suction cup” on the end to aid in the removal of my hard contact lens. You can also use to insert but I have never bothered. When I have been removing my hard lens it often slips the hard lens edge scrapes my eye or worst case then lens does a flip and I have lost TWO ( at $185 a pop!).
None of my local optometrists know what I as talking about when I mentioned a suction cup to remove hard lens.
Finally at specialist they not only knew about them but sold them and showed me how to use. The cost was 5.00 and well worth it.

Still No Contact Lens for My Keratoconus

Yes, its been almost 8 months and I still don’t have a properly fitting contact lens for my keratonic eye.
I was diagnosed late August this year and have jumped though a zillion hoops to get help.

I go to a teaching hospital and care is excellent- just the process takes a long time.
If you are diagnosed with Keratoconus or PMD I cannot emphasis enough how important it is to get some one with experience with the disease.
The first eye doctor to diagnose was very nice, experienced and competent but just didn’t have much experience. After a few tries at fitting me with a hard rigid gas permeable contact lens she went to SynergEyes contacts which are not only expensive but don’t allow as much oxygen to the eye.
By fluke I ended up at School of Optometry and got “experts” to do fitting.
Last week was I HOPE my final fitting for a while. The guy did tell me most people with Keratoconus take about a year from diagnosis to get a good fit (!) Which no none told me at beginning.

When I as at eye doctor last month being fitted yet again for a hard contact lens he showed me the topography of my eye. I was wondering how advanced the Keratoconus ( I actually have PMD or Pellucid Marginal Disease) was in my right eye. He showed me my left and pointed out the classic “kissing birds” image on the map of my moderately affected left eye.
He said with regular Keratoconus who see a more lazy 8 shape and with PMD “kissing birds” below is an example of MD so you can see what he meant. I have never heard it put that way and though it was neat way of looking at it.