Glad you posted. In addition to anything I posted last year about the scleral lens, I have more problems and some more reasons for my predicament.
Just diagnosed with Sjgrons a couple of months ago. Duh! My problem began 7 years ago with lasik surgery. Don't need to fill in the time in between. Dry eyes, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, disability retirement, blah, blah.
I've had additional changes in my eyes and right now my lens are almost unwearable. I will have to make the trip to Boston again and this will be my third time (including fitting, consult). This is an expense of $1,000 each time not including any charges from the BFS. One just doesn't put these lens on and walk into Heaven, in most cases.
I know how desperate some people are and how painful this all is. Whatever the reason for your dry eyes: lasik, other surgery, menopausal, other meds...pain is pain. Many of these folks do get better with time. I can't say how many people have come and gone, never to reappear here. Lots and lots. Only a few of us are long-time lingerers.
It's becoming apparent to me, personally, that throw an autoimmune disease into the mix and it's just not dry eye any more. It's just not pain anymore. You can look into the future and expect that nature will not cure you just because more time has passed. With Sjogrens', you will become more dry as time goes on. I am surprised at how much thirst I have that I didn't have a few years ago. I can't drink enough liquid. Now, I'm rambling, but our eyes will change as you know. Nothing will remain constant. I am getting systemic matters under control now and hope to visit BFS in a few months for refitting.
Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.
The Dry Eye Queen