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Written answer: Why are the prescriptions so different?

Why are the prescriptions so different?

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Written answer: Would new glasses help my general vision?

My present glasses are varifocals, having worn them for almost two years. At my last annual eye test, in 2013, I was diagnosed as having WMD and was referred to the local hospital. Since then I have had 12 eye injections and the follow-up checks.

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Written answer: Eyesight is getting worse

I am a 24 years old glasses wearer and my last eye test was in April 2013, however I feel like my eyesight is getting worse. I am unable to see certain things as clearly as I used to. I’ve noticed this change over the past month or so. My eyes feel tired easily and I find that it is sometimes hard to focus on thing, I’ll have to squint a bit.

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Written answer: Varifocal contact lenses have same prescription as glasses

I have varifocal glasses and about to try varifocal contact lenses. The varifocal lenses are the same strength – is this correct? My normal lenses are different for each eye.

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Written answer: Maximum prescription in a semi-rimless frame

For semi rimless frames up to what prescription can someone get at the maximum for nearsightedness?

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Written answer: Recurring corneal discomfort

Had treatment for corneal erosion that wouldn’t heal. Eye specialist scraped old abrasion and on follow up said new one was healing . Went back as still had intermittent problems, eye would be ok for weeks then would wake up again with really painful eye. Went back and been given drops and lubricant and told to go back six months but this morning once again woke with really painful eye and feels like every time I blink it’s got glass in it.

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Written answer: What is the starting prescription for myopia?

I was wondering when people first need glasses for myopia what prescription do they usually start out with? And also how much would the myopia increase typically in diopters per year?

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Written answer: Could not get on with varifocals

I have been wearing varifocals for five years but my prescription has changed greatly (for reading not so much the distance). I have had new ones made (with the widest option but not completely full width) with a different optician but just could not get on with them (they even had them re-made), the longest I could wear them for was ten minutes but my vision was not clear during that time.

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Written answer: Headaches with new glasses

I recently had my eyes tested as I felt that my eyesight was getting worse. I wore glasses for long distance before this. I was told my prescription had gone up by ’3′ in each eye and was prescribed new glasses.

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Written answer: Need intermediate prescription

I am looking to purchase intermediate glasses for computer use but my prescription provide by my local Specsavers only states an ADD for near (0) and distance (+2.00). Is there a rough calculation for intermediate or are the readings on file with my optician or do I need another eye test?

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