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.

Do Ultrasonic Contact Lens Cleaners Work?


SHINING IMAGE Ultrasonic Contact Lens Cleaner (blue)
I was looking at one on Amazon, the SHINING IMAGE Ultrasonic Contact Lens Cleaner (blue) and it says it cleans hard lenses as well as soft and that it used saline or purified water to clean.
I am wondering about the general safety of these as well as if they remove protein build up on contact lenses.

I have reactions to almost every kids of contact lens cleaning solution I have tired adn this looks like it may solve my problem. Right now I rince everything under running tap water (!) before putting in my eye, Its not the best solution but so far the only one that works.
No one has ever mentioned an ultrasonic contact lens cleaner to me before and wonder why not?

I have Naturally Occurring Mono vision


Have had several trip to the specialist to get fitted for hard lenses for my Keratoconus .. actually I have PMD ( Pellucid Marginal Disease) which is often lumped into same category as treatment is virtually the same.
The eye disease is moderate in my left eye on very mild in right.
After several exams and complaining that when I wore both contacts my vision seems almost worst than just one in my left eye was discovers I have naturally occurring monovison. Actually- I am pretty sure I told last couple eye doctors that my prescription is usually a + on one side and negative on the other but no attention was paid to me …
So what this means is I am far sighted in my right eye and near sighted in my left. When I wear glasses the PMD is not corrected and cant see very well. When I wear hard contact on my left eye I have perfect vision on that eye and it takes care of every up close.
So… in a nit shell I can wear one contact on nothing on my right eye. The left eye looks after things close up and right sees things far way.
Contact lens wearers will often create this affect if they need to wear bi-focals and wear two lenses one correcting near sightedness and the other far sightedness.
This is good news for me as less expense replacing only one contact not too mention cleaners, etc and good for my PMD to have nothing on the cornea.

Whew.. what a relief!
My friend had her sister email me. The sister is finishing up her thesis in Contact Lenses! And she emailed a colleague at Waterloo University, Dr. Gina Sobara who specializes in fitting people with Keratoconus. She heads up the contact lens clinic and the University and will see me next week. it a bit of a hike but I don;t care. She thinks she will have no trouble fitting me with RPG lenses AND says DO NOT wear the Synergeyes contact lenses. She is not convinced enough oxygen gets to the eye.
Thank God!
Will be refreshing to speak with some one who is an EXPERT.

I called my current optometrist and told her I would be goin to the University and to please cancel the Synergeyes order. I only got a old of frint desk person. I hope she is not mad, or ego bruised. I can’t mess around with this any longer. I was diagnosed end of August and still no better off.


I have been increasingly frustrated by my optometrist. She is very nice and capable but does not have much experience with fitting people with Keratoconus. I am starting to think what has happened is newer optometrist and lens fitters just have no experience with hard RGP lenses. It is just so cheap and soft cont lenses are such high quality now that rarely do people need or want the rigid gas permeable lenses. ( tho having tried both the quality of vision if you have astigmatism and wear toric lenses is not even comparable)

This morning I got in touch with an old friend who has a sister that just finished University and is now an optometrist. I am hoping she will some recommendations for me. I have called every where and most lens fitters don’t have the experience and/or won’t admit they don’t have the experience.

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