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Written answer: Nausea, twitching eyelid and headaches

My spectacles have expired and I feel a bit nauseated, my left eye twitches more than normal and I get a headache or tingly sensation on the top of my head, could this be eye strain or something else?

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Written answer: Prescription polarised lenses

Can you get prescription polarising lenses as sunglasses?

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Written answer: Prescription for reading glasses

I am 45 and I have a reading Addition of +0.75 under the Cylinder column and the Axis column. Does this mean I need to get reading glass that are +0.75?

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Written answer: No cyl or axis values

I have a prescription from Specsavers. it has no values for cyl and axis on the left eye. Only values for cyl and axis on the right. What does this mean?

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Written answer: Persistent grey-black dot

Recently (over the past three weeks) I have noticed a persistent grey-black dot at the centre of my vision in my right eye.

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Written answer: Vision may have deteriorated

I have glaucoma and I think my eyesight might have deteriorated since my DVLA test in January 2016. Can I ask for another DVLA eyesight test and if so, how much will it cost?

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Written answer: Ordering glasses online

I had an eye test today and they gave me an optical record card with my prescription on it, but when I try to enter it online to buy glasses, it says there is an error.

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Written answer: Correcting lazy eye

I’m concerned – I had an eye test at Specsavers last year. I booked a test today and the optician said my left eye was the same and the right eye which is lazy has got worse.

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Written answer: Pain in eyes on waking

When I wake up in the night because my son is crying I have a terrible pain in the eyes, burning, very intense, as if someone had stabbed me a thousand pins in the eyes.

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Written answer: Result of vision screening at school

Following are my five year old daughters vision test result from school. So keen logMAR. 0.175 right eye and 0.100 left eye. Do I need to worry?

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