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Written answer: Prescription only has sphere value

My glasses prescription only has numbers in the sphere box is that correct?

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Written answer: What strength ready readers?

What strength ready readers?

I have my wife’s prescription but am unsure which strength ready readers/OTC glasses to buy for her.
The : prescription is as below:
Sph Cyl Axis Sph Cyl Axis Base
Right -1.25 -1.25 20.0 Distance +0.75 -0.75 170.0 LEFT
+2.75 -1.25 20.0 Near +2.25 -0.75 170.0

So what Strength glasses?

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Written answer: Suddenly couldn’t focus properly

I was reading articles online and suddenly realised that I couldn’t focus properly, as if a stubborn light spot was in my eye and blocking a tiny bit of my vision, making reading irritable.

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Written answer: Changing opticians

Do you get my details from my previous opticians if I change to Specsavers as I’m diabetic?

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Written answer: DVLA field test with glasses?

I’m due to go for a DVLA field test next week, I was just asking if during the test do I wear my glasses as they are for driving?

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Written answer: Lenses for the computer screen and reading

I have been prescribed lenses which correct vision for both reading and using a computer screen (i.e. close and arms length). Do Specsavers sell glasses with this type of lens?

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Written answer: HC3 certificate

I have a HC3 certificate and I need new glasses as my current pair have recently broke. I went into my local Specsavers today to get a new pair but they were unsure how the HC3 certificate works and basically said I would better off not using it. Could you explain to me what the certificate entitled me to?

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Written answer: Need a contact lens without a handling tint

I only need to wear a contact lens in one eye and I’ve been told because of this I need a lens without a handling tint. Is this correct?

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Written answer: See two images

I had a blood clot in my right eye 10 years ago. It was very short sighted but my left eye had good vision/long sighted. They give me plain glass in the right eye now and varifocal in the left.

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Written answer: Wobble eyes

My daughter is 10 and she gets what she calls wobble eyes. This can happen 5 – 10 times a day. We have seen specialists and they have found nothing. But it seems to be getting worse.

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