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Written answer: Double vision requiring prism

I have double vision in my eyes for the last one year, but the deflection is minor that’s why doctors can’t go for a surgery. I have gone through all the tests like MRI scan (both eyes and brain) but everything is normal. So doctors prescribed prism,which is 3 degree base up in left and 3 degree base down in right eye. I want to ask that is there any chance that eyes will get perfect…or what care should be taken to correct this?

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Written answer: Ultradrive tint

I had my eyes test by Specsavers and mentioned I get blinded by oncoming headlights at night on country lanes (drive some 30 miles on country lanes).

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Written answer: Flat objects slope in new glasses

Yesterday I got my new glasses for the first time. But when I stand still and look at some flat objects like the road, or LCD screen of my PC, or table they appear to be up from the right side and down from left side.

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Written answer: Tinted glasses for migraine

I suffer from chronic migraines, and after several lifestyle changes I have narrowed down the triggers to bright light, both from the sun and artificial. I wear glasses, my prescription isn’t too bad but I definitely prefer to wear them and enable me to see more clearly.

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Written answer: Things appear smaller with new glasses

I am short sighted and the optician said that the power of the lenses has stayed the same it is just my astigmatism which has got slightly worse. When I put on my new glasses things look a lot smaller than what they do when I look at them without my glasses.

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Written answer: Pain with tired eyes

I keep getting a pain in my left eye which can feel like a bad headache. I also keep feeling more so on a night that my eyes feel heavy and I feel tired. Also I keep getting funny vision, could this mean I might need glasses?

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Written answer: High prescription toric contact lens

Do you do toric contact lenses for -15.00? The maximum I’ve seen is -9.00. What if any are my options?

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Written answer: Why do I need varifocals?

I have just been prescribed varifocals and I am only 18, is this usual or are my eyes really bad?

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Written answer: Children’s test chart

What is an optician checking when he shows a child of six years a chart which has only 6 or 7 letters with a box around them? Also do you do the dyslexia colour test for kids?

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Written answer: Sore heads

I have quite good eyesight but the last few weeks I’ve found I get a sore head if I focus on something for too long. Today my headache is really bad I’m finding it hard to focus on most things?

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