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Written answer: Intermediate area is small in varifocals

I have had my first pair of varifocals just over a week ago. I chose to have the tailor made lense. Distance is fine, reading is a little closer than I am used to, but I am having problems with arms length, computer distance.

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Written answer: Reactions go too dark

My Reactions lenses go way too dark. Is it possible to lighten this up to half the darkness?

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Written answer: Dull pain in left eye

My daughter is 28, she has had a dull pain behind her left eye. She is putting cold packs on the side of her head to ease the pain. It seems to happen after she has added a lemon to her water at work. Can you tell us what it might be?

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Written answer: Vision deteriorated in one eye

Why would the vision in my left eye deteriorate quite quickly?

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Written answer: Eye protection for PUVA treatment

I am having PUVA treatment. What glasses do I need and do you supply them?

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Written answer: Treatment for episcleritis

I have arthritis and I have been advised I have episcleritis, where can I get treatment?

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Written answer: Distance is blurred in new glasses

I have recently had my first eye test in two years due to increased eye strain at work from using VDU’s. I was using glasses but they have been less effective over the last few months for very close distances.

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Written answer: Four year old has been referred for poor vision

My four year old has had her first eye test at school, her logMAR was 0.85 right eye and 0.25 left eye. Her cover test results were right manifest and convergent, Lang Stereopsis -ve. I’ve made her an appointment at the opticians and we’ve been told we have a referral to Paediatric eye care pathway, what do these results mean and should we be worried?

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Written answer: Shortsighted again after refractive surgery

I had a laser correction 20 years ago. I was shortsighted – approximately -6 or -7 in each eye. Since the correction I had no problem with my vision – pretty much 100% up until a few months ago when I noticed that my eyes started to be blurry and tired a lot of times.

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Written answer: Flashy fuzziness in one eye

I have some sort of flashy fuzziness in my right eye, I wondered if it could be just a painless migraine or something could be wrong with my eye. I’ve only experienced this for a day but it’s making reading and writing a problem as I can’t see some of it due to the problem, I was wondering if you could tell me if it sounds serious or not?

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