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Written answer: Allergic to Oxipol?

Could my granddaughter be allergic to Oxipol? She seems to feel a burning sensation at times.

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Written answer: Difficult to read small print

I have short sightedness since childhood -8 and-8.5, until about six months ago, I was wearing contact lenses with no problem. However I now find it difficult to read small print and in bad light, even with the glasses prescribed. Is this normal?

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Written answer: What power of contact lens do I require?

I have been advised to wear glasses of power of -1.5 in left eye and -1.75 in right eye (it includes -0.25 cylindrical). What is the power of a contact lens I should go for?

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Written answer: How to I get an NHS test for my 12 year old?

How do I get an NHS eye test for my 12 year old so that I can take advantage of your two for one offer on teens spectacles.

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Written answer: Vision does not seem any better in new glasses

I have been having problems with new glasses I got. My vision doesn’t seem any better. The axis on my prescription has gone from 95 to 5 in my right eye and from 80 to 163 in my left eye. Could this be causing any problems. Would it definitely be correct? I have had my eyes retested and the axis in my right eye is 95 and in my left eye 70. I am confused. Can you help?

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Written answer: Itchy eyes

I’ve been getting itchy eyes for the last few months, it’s not a constant thing, it just comes and goes. It is usually the pink fleshy inner corner of my left eye, but on two occasions (today being the second) it has been both eyes and the whole eye, the left still being the worst though. On both these occasions I have rubbed the eye so viciously that I have caused what looks like a large uncomfortable but not painful water blister in the outer corner of the left eye. On these two occasions it has been as soon as I wake up in the morning. The less severe pink fleshy itching can be any time of the day. Should I see my optician or doctor?

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Written answer: Missed some points on visual field test for DVLA

I have just had the DVLA visual test and was told that I had missed some points in my ‘good’ eye. The rimlss glasses I wear have a very small lens – could this be the reason that I missed some points? If so would the DVLA be able to tell this from the test?

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Written answer: Headache with new glasses

I just got new glasses today after not having to have them since I was a child (I’m 24 now). I am supposed to wear them all the time, but after only a few hours I find myself getting quite a headache. I’ve seen some people say that it is my eyes adjusting to the prescription and to persevere for up to two weeks, while others say that it means my prescription/adjustment of frames could be wrong. Is it normal to have a headache after not wearing glasses for so long?

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Written answer: Will my vision worsen if I do not wear my prescription?

I have quite poor vision in both eyes so my prescription is quite high. When I have my glasses on or my contacts in, my left eye appears really quite lazy. However when I’m wearing nothing it’s barely noticeable. Will my vision worsen if I choose to wear neither on certain occasions?

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Written answer: Recommended to use eye drops containing vitamin E

Today I have been to Specsavers High Wycombe for eye test and was being told to use artificial tears drops for dry eye with vitamin E but I find it very difficult to find these drops, can you recommend any one for me please?

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