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Written answer: Difficulty focusing in one eye

This morning I woke up and my right eye has had difficulty focusing on objects nearby and far away (worse at a distance). It is taking a second or two to focus and then loses focus the moment I move my head.

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Written answer: Feels like sand in eyes after sleeping in contact lenses

One day all is fine the and my contacts are comfortable and removing them leaves my eyes feeling good. The next day I fall asleep with my lenses in for about two hours and when I take them out my eye feels like it has sand in it. I could not close my eye because of the pain which made it impossible to fall asleep.

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Written answer: Do you do progressive lenses?

Do you do progressive lenses?

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Written answer: Checkup after laser surgery

Can I have a checkup at Specsavers after laser surgery in another country?

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Written answer: How many hours per day can I wear Air Optix for Astigmatism?

How many hours per day can I wear Air Optix for Astigmatism?

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Written answer: Is 1.5 basic plastic lenses high index?

Is 1.5 basic plastic lenses high index?

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Written answer: Concerned about increasing prescription

I am concerned about my eyesight, I required glasses few years back initially I needed them for general use, and then around one year later I needed to wear them full-time. Ever since I have needed glasses I am being increasingly dependant on them, I am severely long sighted with a degree of astigmatism.

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Written answer: One eye is blurred in new glasses

I have been wearing glasses and contacts for years. Last week I was told I have astigmatism in each eye. The left eye isn’t bad enough for an astigmatism lens but my right eye was.

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Written answer: Close up is better without glasses

I have worn glasses for about 11 year now, I first needed them for in the class and watching TV, as time passed my eyesight deteriorated and I need to wear them full-time. I can’t see much without my glasses at distance.

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Written answer: Examination for potential retinal toxicity

I have been given a letter by my rheumatology nurse saying I am being considered for Hydroxychloroquine therapy for arthritis and asking my optician to perform a full assessment of my eyes for potential retinal toxicity.

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