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Written answer: Wavy lines

I have on occasion wavy lines in my eyes which lasts about 30 minutes.

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Written answer: Bright white lights

A few weeks ago i noticed these very bright, little white lights in my vision. It started as just one but after I ended up seeing 5-6 they looked like very bright shooting stars as the shot across my vision, they normally go away with a simple blink or two.

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Written answer: Contact lens still in eye?

My contact lens broke whilst I was taking it out, leaving about 1/4 of it in the eye. I am not sure how to remove the broken piece from the eye as this is the first time it has happened. Would I need to book an appointment to get it checked by an optometrist, or can I come in without one and have it checked out?

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Written answer: Distorted vision in reading glasses

I have recently been offered reading glasses, I am longsighted and did not really think I needed them, sometimes my vision goes a bit blurry when reading so I got them for concentrating.

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Written answer: Shimmering in eye

My father inlaw has only one eye, after losing it at the age of 23. He is now 76. He has shimmering in his eye. It is there all the time, he went for an eye test a couple of months ago. Everything was fine then.

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Written answer: Cloudy vision

I have been having an array of eye problems this past month that cannot be explained. The most recent being what seems to be cloudy or hazy vision, this is alleviated when I blink, but sometimes it takes a lot of blinking to get rid of it. It is really bad in the morning and comes back quite badly at night.

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Video and written answer: Could I wear contact lenses?

I am 15 and I don’t like to wear prescription glasses because my glasses are uncomfortable, I was wondering if I could wear contact lenses? I got my glasses from Specsavers.

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Written answer: Sore and watery after removing contact lenses

Lately I have been having an issue when taking out my contact lenses. I take my lenses out at the end of the day, they come out just fine and then I put my glasses on. I have been finding that if I keep my eyes closed for a few seconds after I take out my lenses they become really sore and water. If I keep them closed for about a minute the soreness dissipates and goes for good. Any reason why this is happening.

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Written answer: Vision out of focus

My left eye feels like it is going crossed occasionally. I have -4.50 prescription anyway and I mix between glasses and contacts but when I look down then to the left my left eye keeps going really out of focus. Is this something to worry about?

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Written answer: One eye is sore

This morning I did my eye make up first and forgot to put contacts in first. Only my left eye (mainly lid) is sore and I wasn’t able to remove contacts until later in the day. I also have a small red dot on white corner of my left eye and it’s still quite sore. I’m worried I’ve developed an infection.

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