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Written answer: Can I get laser eye surgery even when diabetic (type1)?

Can I get laser eye surgery even when diabetic (type1)?

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Written answer: What grade of sunglasses?

My prescription is right eye +1.00 sph, +2.25, + 1.50. Left is the same. I need to buy a pair of reading sunglasses and would like to know what grade I am looking for please.

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Written answer: Is this a strong prescription for a new pair of glasses?

Is this a strong prescription for a new pair of glasses? Will I need to wear my glasses full-time or just part-time?

SPH: Right: -1.50 Left: -0.25
CYL: Right: -2.00 Left: -1.50
AXIS: Right: 15.0 Left: 165.0

There is also a word ‘ ADAPTATION’ written by Optometrist.

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Written answer: Eyes look small in new glasses

Why do my eyes look so small in new glasses? Does the rest of the world see my beady eyes with these glasses on or in reality my eyes look normal size and only appear to be smaller for me as I’m looking through the glass with shortsightedness?
At the moment everything looks very small and focused.

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Written answer: What does this prescription mean?

Please what does this prescription mean:
RE -8.75/-2.25×180

LE-3.75/-1.00×175

PD 72/68mm. AR.

Why do I have headache and light-headed dizziness when I use the glasses?

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Written answer: Is this a strong prescription?

My prescription is : Sphere -3.00 for both eyes, is it considered a strong prescription? and which glasses frames is best for this prescription? Will the rimless frames suit me?

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Written answer: Frosted lens needed for double vision

I suffer from occasional double vision (image spits left and right, but is singular with one eye closed). To continue with my life at that part, work and if walking being safe is an issue. A solid patch works, but looking like a pirate is not something I am happy at doing. I have bought occlusion stickers to go inside the lens of my weaker eyes lens – I don’t need glasses so these are plain glass. Is it possible to get such a pair of glasses but with actual frosted lens as the stickers bubble and come off? I do eye exercises as directed by my ophthalmologist, and this has reduced the number of items I get double vision, but I need to be able to manage the situation as and when it occurs.

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Written answer: Eyes are painful when concentrate

When I watch TV, focus on things and just generally look for a long period of time at something, my eyes are painful. Countless times I have had to close and cover my eye when watching TV. Both eyes are painful, sometimes I have to roll the eyes and continue blinking. I work with computers for a good eight hours a day, five days a week? Any suggestions?

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Written answer: White spot on eye with pain and blurred vision

I had a white pus spot in my lower eyelid, after a day it went, but yesterday the same eye went all blurry and had a pain in my eye, later on another spot appeared inside my top lid once again pus inside, my eye was watery.

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Written answer: Do I need to change my prescription?

I’ve recently had an eye test in Falmouth, I forgot to ask my optician. My eyes went from -3 to – 2.75 and from -2.50 to -2.25 (one of the advantages of getting old if you have myopia!), however I use half time contact lenses and half time glasses, I ordered new contact lenses but should I change my glasses to? I mean is the change on number big enough to effect my eyes if I continue to use them?

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