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I have just bought my first ever pair of glasses, I bought them online, I filled out everything correctly on the order form, sphere, cylinder, axis etc. however I mistakenly asked for a reading lens type, my prescription says they are for distance, now I have tried the glasses my vision is actually worse than before. Does the lens type make a big difference when everything else (sphere axis etc.) is correct?
I just had a new eyeglass prescription filled and optometrist mentioned that vision hardly changed and probably wouldn’t need to buy new glasses if I didn’t want to. My prescription only changed from -4.00 to -4.25 on right side and left side from -3.25 to -3.00. Received my new glasses and felt like I was missing the extra 0.25 from my old rx of the left eye. I thought most prescriptions usually went up and not down but I know Rx based on what I tell the optometrist when he is flipping the lenses. Can I still continue to use my old Rx and alternate with the new Rx? In other words, will flipping back and forth cause damage to my vision or should I just go back to optometrist and get my new Rx corrected?
I had a retinal exam and there was a black cloud on the image, what does that mean?
I have just been prescribed glasses for reading. Will I need to wear them for watching tv as well?
I have noticed over the last few weeks that the vision in my left eye is distorted. When looking through that eye only at straight lines the lines curve in the middle of my vision. When looking at words on a page it seems that the page is being pinched from behind and the words disappear. If looking at a candle I cannot see the flame.
I am a 24 year old male who wears contacts. My right eye is very red and inflamed around the lower eyelid, into the bit between the eye and the nose. It is not itchy and doesn’t hurt. The skin is just dry and sometimes flaky. This has been going on for about a month.
My eyes aren’t particularly sensitive to light, I just really like wearing lightly tinted lenses in my glasses (a grey tint). Is this bad for my eyes’ health?
I visited my optician due to my eyes twitching and vision suddenly blurring in one eye. When I saw the optician she told me I showed signs of high blood pressure and suggested I get checked. I went to the nurse at work and got my blood pressure checked several times over the next week at different times of day. My blood pressure was fine, right on target for my age. I am worried about what else could cause these symptoms, should I visit my GP?
I have moved house but I was with my local optician, do I have to stay with them or can I move to now my local Specsavers?
Whilst waiting for my glasses to arrive I bought a pair of + 1.0 ready readers until they arrived. They’ve been great. Text is clear and the surrounding peripheral vision is good too. My glasses arrived and small text 35 cm away is blurred, but at 20 cm it’s clear. Peripheral vision is very blurred too. Do you think my prescription is wrong?