Thought I'd add my experience with sclerals that I had fitted by Ken Pullum at his private practice.
First of all I'd like to say that Ken is great. He his very understanding and offered as much time as I needed over my day and a half with him. He understood that I had traveled a long way (7hrs by train) and tried to accommodate me the best he could.
I has my appointment on the Friday at 9:30am and over the course of the day I think i spent a good 3-4hrs with Ken and his staff. I also went back in on the Saturday and spent another hour or so with them over the course of the morning. All for the £300 consultation fee - well worth it.
I tried the lenses over the course of the Fri and Sat and am still not sure whether they are for me or not. I could feel the lenses in both eyes (not painfully) but when i rolled my eyes from side to side is when i felt them the most. The feeling was like they were slightly snagging on both eyes and then unsnagging as I move the eyes from side to side. It's hard to explain!!
I had them in for 4 hrs the first time during the afternoon and took them out at 5pm. At 9pm I fell asleep in front of the telly and woke up at 9:45pm. Both eyes were stuck shut with mucus, this has never happened before so it must have been down to the prior lens wear. Durning that night I woke up 2 or 3 times and each time my eyes were stuck shut again. Ken was not really concerned with this.
The next day Ken had me in the lenses for a few more hrs before I had to go home. I had the same slight feeling in both eyes as i had the day before. Ken said he still wasn't sure whether I would be suitable or not (less than 50% of his patients can tolerate them) so he would like for me to have a longer trial. He has offered to send the lenses up to a colleague of his in Scotland for me to do the extended trial before I commit to the purchase or not. (£1,500 total)
Has anyone else had a similar experience with the lenses feeling like they are snagging in the eyes? Has it ever went away.
Why do Boston take 2 weeks to fit these lenses when Ken managed it in a few hrs?