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Written answer: Blurred vision in contact lens

I use monthly contacts, I have done so for a quite a long time now, they aren’t usually a problem however when I put them in today I can’t see long distance well, it’s quite blurred. When I look at something close however, the vision is perfect. I don’t really know what’s wrong? It’s happened before but wore off during the day. Any ideas as to what it is?

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Written answer: Sticky and stuck in the morning

My eyes feel as if I’ve got something in them and feel sticky. Get stuck up in the mornings when I wake up but it’s clear not yellow. I have had a sinus infection but that has cleared up now.

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Written answer: Referred for problem with visual field

I had an eye test last week for the first time in a few years, I have to wear glasses as I’m shortsighted. I have been having chronic headaches for about 2.5 months so I had to have a spacial awareness test done today and I missed a lot of white spots. My optician has referred me to the hospital, but I’m not sure why.

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Written answer: Correlation between contact lens and glasses prescription

I am concerned about my glasses and contact lens prescriptions (not tested at Specsavers) as they don’t seem to correlate with previous prescriptions that I have been issued with over the years.

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Written answer: Wearing glasses all the time

I had my first eye test and was told I’m short sighted. Do I need to wear my glasses all the time as I was not told how often to use them? Right eye sph -1.25 and left eye sph -1.50, next eye test in two years.

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Written answer: Off balance and slightly blurred in new glasses

I Recently got a new pair of glasses and my vision when wearing them doesn’t feel good. With my previous pair the prescription of which was left eye = sph 1-50 cyl 3.00 axs 172 and a half, right -0.75 -2.75 and 175 they didn’t appear to have this problem.

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Written answer: Reglazing own frames

On what grounds does a Specsavers store refuse to glaze an adequate frame not purchased in a Specsavers store with a current prescription obtained in a recent eye test?

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Written answer: Does the NHS cover the cost of bifocal lenses?

Does the NHS cover the cost of bifocal lenses?

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Written answer: Occasional eye floaters

I’m 14 and I have eye floaters occasionally and I’m scared that it might be something serious. I looked it up and it said it could be retinal detachment so I look up the test and it had a grid but It looked normal. I also have glasses if that means anything.

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Written answer: Mono-vision contact lenses

In regards to contact lens, what is “mono-vision”? My impression is one negative lens and one positive lens (for farsighted and nearsighted). Since I started wearing contacts in 2006, my prescription is for reading and one eye requires a higher power setting. My prescription is +4.50 and +3.50. Does this constitute a mono-vision prescription?

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