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Written answer: Headaches and blurred vision

A few years ago I attended the optician with headaches and blurred vision, which I was sent to hospital as the pressure was very high when optician checked..it went away after a few hours, but the headaches and vision continued.

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Written answer: Allergy to contact lens?

Is it possible to develop an allergy to a brand of contact lenses? I current wear Focus Dailies Toric lenses and have worn them for around seven years now. However, whenever I put them in my eyes I feel strained and I get headaches. I’ve had a sight test and nothing stood out.

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Written answer: Are glasses recommended?

I went for an eye test today due to blurred vision and headaches which is worse with my diabetes levels changing.
My right eye is sph -0.50
Left eye sph -0.50 cyl -0.25 axis 15.0
My optician told me it is up to myself if I get glasses but she wouldn’t, I am a little confused. Would you recommend getting glasses.

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Written answer: Deterioration in one eye

I have recently been for a routine eye test after suffering with slightly blurred vision in my right eye. I was told that the sight had deteriorated quite a lot over the past 18 months +4.75 compared to +1.25 in my left. I wondered if this level of deterioration was normal and is it likely to continue to worsen as quickly? If so, would laser eye treament work for me?

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Written answer: Vision is blurred in the distance

I have noticed a change in my vision recently and am finding it increasing difficult to see anything at distance. I find that I am having to squint my eyes constantly to try make this out, but it really is not helping me.

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Written answer: Understanding my prescription

I had a great deal of difficulty with my optometrists today in understanding my and my son’s prescription. We do not have vision insurance so I do not want corrective lenses unless we have to. Our prescriptions are below. Should we pursue glasses? If we don’t would it further hurt our vision.

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Written answer: Could not read train timetable

Should I book an eye test. Today a lady asked me what time the next train is due as she could not read the board, as she forgot her glasses. When I looked up I could not read anything on it either and had to move a lot closer before I could see the board. I did say I was sorry that I could not read the board either, from where we were sat.

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Written answer: Blurring with lines and nausea

My 14 year old son today experienced “blurring and lines” in half of each of his eyes. He said it lasted 20 minutes. We all went out and he felt very nauseated with pain in his left eye and vomited. He has been spending a lot more time than usual on his phone and Xbox.
Could that have caused it or does it seem more serious. He wears glasses for distance normally, he has had nothing like this before.

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Written answer: Could not read much of the eye chart

I am gutted to have learnt over the weekend that I need to wear glasses. I only went for a routine eye test, thinking that my eyesight is all right. I was surprised as I have not noticed my eye sight getting worse. However I have had really sore eyes and suffer from headaches, but did not for a moment put it down to poor eye sight.

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Written answer: Do I need another eye test?

I have not been for an eye test in around two years now and last time I had an eye test I was told I did not need glasses. I have had no problems with my eye sight in these two years and am only aged 21, do I really need to book another eye test?

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