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Written answer: Contact lens has edge fault

I took my contact lenses out and noticed that the other lens was missing a tiny bit of about 1 x 1 mm from the edge. They’re monthly lenses, and now I am wondering are they still safe to use? And is it possible that the missing bit is still in my eye? I don’t feel anything in their.

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Written answer: New prescription appears too strong

My new prescription appears too strong. The frame is very uncomfortable to wear?Thickness of the lens makes frame heavy.

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Written answer: Glaucoma follow-up is delayed

As a glaucoma sufferer my follow-up appointment at the eye infirmary is two months later than it should be. As my eye is badly damaged I am very concerned about this happening to my remaining good eye. Can you tell me if the optician will carry out a random pressure test for piece of mind.

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Written answer: Reactions varifocals go extremely dark

I have just purchased Reactions varifocals from Specsavers and they go extremely dark in sunlight. Will this fade when the glasses get older?

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Written answer: Antiglare coating is coming off

My antiglare coating is rubbing off and the lenses look terrible. Can I get it replaced. I got the lenses in Jan 2013.

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Written answer: Curvature and misty vision with new glasses

I have recently been prescribed a new pair of glasses for astigmatism, but after six days. I am still experiencing “curvature and skewing” when looking at things through the glasses. Also, recently, wearing the new glasses I am experiencing “fogging/misting” of the eyes. Whereby, it feels like the lenses I am looking through are dirty, but in fact, they are actually clean and it’s my eyes that feel like this. Could this be a sign of eye problems or the wrong prescription?

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Written answer: Breast-feeding after installation of yellow dye in eyes

I went to the eye Dr and she put yellow drops in my eyes to check my eye pressure, I am Brady feeding and read online that can affect breast milk. Is this true? Should I dump my milk now and for how long?

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Written answer: Strain and pain at the back of right eye

About three years ago I went to the opticians for my free eye test. I was glad I could get this because I had been suffering from bad straining and stabbing pains at the back of my right eye that felt like someone was tugging at it constantly….this was then leading to severe headaches. When I got the test I was told that I had a slight prescription for that eye but it was not worth paying the money for glasses.

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Written answer: Eyesight is more blurry then usual

My eyesight has recently become more blurry than usual? I recently had an eye test where my peripheral vision was tested. However my eyesight seems clear when I wear my spectacles. Do I have anything to worry about? I have type 1 Diabetes.

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Written answer: Small white spots under eyelid

I have small white spots that develop under my eyelid and are quite painful. Also always dry flaky skin on the outer upper lids of my eyes. I have try a Epsom salt wash also dry eye drops, Systane balance.

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