An update for those of you interested in my continuing eye saga. For those of you who are not - look away now.
I have finally received my refunds - the one for my proposed surgery was received last weekend. It has taken two months for some reason. Maybe they had such a large number of refunds to make or were they just hanging on to my money for as long as they could? In the end it took just a phone call for them to ask for a card number to refund the payment to - as simple as that so why the delay?
The chain that supplied my thick lensed glasses were much more accommodating they exchanged the offending glasses for a full refund and compensated me for having to pay for a new eye test. We met with a relief manager and had a long conversation during which we felt that she was really listening to my feedback and wanted to try and ensure that other people received a better service. To be fair I was impressed by their response especially as I had worn the glasses four or five months.
I now have some new contact lenses which I can manage to wear for between 8 and 13 hours during a day. This depends on how dry my eyes become.
The vision and fit are good so it's just a case of getting on top of the dry eye problem. This is less problematic when outdoors as I don't think having central heating on helps. According to my optician if the conditions will dry washing it will dry eyes. I have to go back for a check in three months time.
I have also bought some funky glasses to wear with my lenses for reading and computer work.
Martyn got some quite funky new glasses too.
Fingers crossed now that my dry eye problem will keep improving.