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Written answer: Explain the change in prescription

Could you please explain my new prescription Right Sph -3.50 Cyl -1.25 Axis 5.0 Left -3.50 Cyl -1.50 Axis 1.0.
My old prescription from three years ago was Right -3.50 Cyl -1.25 Axis 180, Left same as right. What I don’t understand is the Axis. I don’t understand those new figures 5.0 and 1.0 when it used to be 180, is there other way to read them?

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Written answer: Eyes are worse at every eye test

I am 13 years of age right and I have been wearing glasses for two years and I’ve noticed that within every check up I get in Specsavers it’s getting bad every check up, and this leaves me clueless due to that fact that I rarely play video games, have breaks when doing school work and I eat a wide variety of fruits. Is there an alternative as to what can be done to increase my chance of my eyesight getting better.

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Written answer: Corner of eye looks red

I’ve been unwell for a few days with a fever, aches etc and today have noticed the outside corner of my right eye looks really red, almost like it’s bleeding. What could be the cause of this please?

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Written answer: Buying cheap loops

I am dental student and wanted to know if buying cheap loupes would be bad for your eyes in the long run. There are some available on Ebay/Amazaon for £70 with headlights, this is much cheaper than the big brands.

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Written answer: Is this unusual?

I have had the health of my eyes checked and everything is fine. Apparently I have amblyopia in my right eye and also astigmatism in my right eye. My right eye is -3.00 but my left eye has no prescription and is fine. I wear glasses for driving and watching tv. Does this sound unusual to you? I am 41.

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Written answer: Contact lens fit before a sight test?

Can an optometrist conduct a contact lense fit before a patient’s sight test is due?

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Written answer: Sight test and contact lens on the same day

Can I do a contact lens aftercare before a sight test on the same day?

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Written answer: Aching eyes

My eyes have been having problems for the last six months or so. When watching TV or studying or sometimes just in general they have a really bad ache to them and they make me want to shut my eyes a lot.

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Written answer: How often do you have new frames?

Is there a particular time where you bring out new frames? I picked up my glasses today, but it took me forever to find a pair that I liked and that fit me too, in the end I went with teens glasses.

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Written answer: Five year olds eye turns in without glasses

My five year old daughter has had her glasses for two weeks now. Shed has +6.25 and +5.25 in both eyes. We never noticed any eye problems before and she is reading and writing well.

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