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Video and written answer: Large floater for two days

I have had a large floater for two days now and was wondering if it could be connected to Tamoxifen, which I have been taking for four years?

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Written answer: Do I qualify for a complex prescription?

Please could you let me know if I qualify for a complex prescription? I am short sighted and have quite a high prescription. Right Eye SPH: -9.75 CYL: +1.25 AXIS: 102 Left Eye SPH: -8.75 CYL +0.50 AXIS: 50. I haven’t paid for my eye test for quite a few years as I was always entitled to a free eye test and help with cost of my glasses. But I have just changed opticians and they said that I no longer qualify. Please could you let me know if this is this case.

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Written answer: Distorted shapes in new reading glasses

I previously had a pair of reading glasses from Vision Express 4 years ago. I use them 99% for work I do on my laptop. I have just had an eye test with Specsavers to see whether my eyesight is deteriorating and was prescribed two new pairs of reading glasses.

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Written answer: Supplying glasses with a high prescription

Do you supply glasses with a -9.00 Sph, -1.00 Cyl and an 155 Axis?
This is from a German prescription

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Written answer: Can I go to a new optician for contact lenses?

I have had a right eye turn since I was a child. At the age of 13 I was given contact lenses as another option to glasses. The contact lenses also corrected my turn in my eye and my confidence grew like you wouldn’t believe. My problem is I’ve neglected myself and have always put my children first and the more time went by the longer I’ve carried on to not go for further check ups. Recently I’ve lost the lenses I had and am now wearing a pair of old glasses and struggle to leave my house because of it. My old optician no longer practices and need to know if I can go to a new optician and get new lenses?

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Written answer: Should an antireflection coating be on both sides of a lens?

I have an anti glare coating applied to my glasses lenses, should it be on both sides?

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Written answer: Large floater in one eye

I am very sorry to bother you with this but I am increasingly beginning worried regarding my floaters in my eyes. I have one small dot on in my left vision, I am not worried about this one. On the right eye I have a floater which has around five points and joined up so technically shaped like a flake of fish food haha ! It is in my central vision. I have been to the opticians around nine months ago they said my eye health was fine and my eye sight was 20/20 however now I feel like the right eye is a little blurry and less focused.

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Written answer: Round shapes are oval in new glasses

My doctor has prescribed me a new power prescription for the lens and I have got new glasses yesterday. But whatever I’m seeing with these glasses the images are looking bit stretched. For example the round shape is looking bit oval shaped, like its vertically stretched and horizontally compressed . I’m so confused whether the prescription is wrong or the lenses is less qualify or its nothing but just the effect of new glasses. Please help me to rectify this problem. My power is -3.25 on OD and -2.00 on OS , axis 105 for both eyes and sph for OD is -0.75 and OS is +0.00 and its a single vision.

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Written answer: Best glasses for driving

Kindly advise best glasses for driving with maximum peripheral vision reacting to sunlight. Also to be able to read instrument panel.

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Written answer: Benefit of leaving glasses off before an eye test

To what extent do one’s eyes actually adapt to glasses being regularly worn – is it wise (at age 66) to take off one’s glasses for an hour or so before any eye test, so that the test measures one’s “natural” eyes rather than eyes adapted to the preceding prescription?

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