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Written answer: Time to make glasses

I live in Northern France and but would prefer to have the assurance of having a British standard eye test. My last two pairs of glasses were supplied by Specsavers in Leeds and I was very happy with their service on both occasions. I could easily travel to your branch in Jersey. Would it be possible to have an eye test and my glasses dispensed on the same day? If not what it the expected time to dispense glasses?

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Written answer: One eye is blurred in new glasses

I have recently received new glasses, and today I have noticed that I am struggling to see clearly through my right lens. I’m not sure if it’s my eyes still adjusting to the new prescription, or if the new prescription is too weak. Not sure on what to do About it. Please advise on what I can do?

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Written answer: Bruising around the right eye

My 78 year old father is on warfarin & recently was prescribed with reading glasses as his eyes were itchy etc. However, recently, he has been left with bruising around his right eye socket. Could this be a recurring burst blood vessel?

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Written answer: Need bifocals quickly

Have lost my glasses. Need a replacement pair as soon as possible as I can’t do without them. I have bifocals. Can I get them the same day?

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Written answer: Discomfort and heavy feeling

Do cataracts cause discomfort in eye or heavy feeling?

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Written answer: Sunglasses not dark enough

If I have ordered some prescription sun glasses at tint level 2, and find they are not dark enough, can they be tinted to level 3?

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Written answer: Help with the cost of replacement glasses

I have glaucoma and my glasses are broken, can I get help with new ones. Eyes very sore and pressures high.

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Written answer: Blind spot in one eye

I have been under the care of the eye clinic for many years for raised pressure behind the eyes and about three years ago I had an iridotomy to open up the drainage channels and hopefully prevent an acute attack of glaucoma.

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Written answer: Halos

I’ve worn glasses for years and am now 36. On and off I have sometimes noticed haloes around street lights- LEDs etc but these have come and gone – mainly in right eye. Since new glasses last week (May 2015) I’m noticing haloes in the left eye (the better one!) and some loss of sharpness in bright situations eg light reflected off bright bathroom surfaces. No pain or other symptoms. What could it be? It has this been around I’m only noticing it now?

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Written answer: Woke up with bloodshot eye

I work in Saudi Arabia, last Monday I woke up my left eye all bloodshot, it went away by Friday and again Sunday morning I felt a soreness in the same eye and its actually more bloodshot than the last from the corner of my eye to cornea. I have been in the middle east the eight years and never had this so is it cold or a infection.

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