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Written answer: Leaving glasses off helps with headaches

I have been wearing glasses since I was a child, and I’m 22 I still need them and my eyes are very short sighted (-5/ -6). When I started wearing glasses, I was initially told only to use them for school work/ computer work, and not to wear them all the time.

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Written answer: Police vision standard

I have been offered a job in the police and need to pass their eye sight tests. My current prescription in my right eye is -1.50DS and left eye -1.75 DS.

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Written answer: Sharp reading vision in monovision contact lenses

I’m currently trying monovision contacts (contact in non-dominant eye for reading – no contact in dominant eye as distance vision is very good). How sharp should I expect reading vision to be? Can it ever be as sharp as wearing reading glasses?

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Written answer: Ordering glasses online for a child

My friend is 13 and has a slight prescription that the optician did not prescribe glasses for. Can she order frames online for this prescription if she feels she will benefit from them?

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Written answer: Cannot see through latest glasses

I got new glasses about a year ago and now I can’t see through them, but my old ones from two years before I can see out of. I have type 2 diabetes just been to the diabetic clinic and told the doctor but he didn’t seem to care that I was having problems.

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Written answer: Vision poor in glasses and contact lenses

I wear multifocal contact lenses, and for past couple months I am finding my vision poor, with both glasses and lenses.

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Written answer: Eyes hurt and itch

My sister always in the night complains her eye is hurting and she tends to scratch it a lot and her eye become so red does she need glasses to help the pain go?

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Written answer: GP referrals

Does it mean that Opticians referring patients for cataract surgery etc receive a fee?

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Written answer: Never noticed my poor vision

I had my eyes tested yesterday I’ve always thought my vision was good. When I was asked to read the lowest line possible, I struggled to get past the fifth line, and couldn’t get all the letters correct.

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Written answer: Struggling to see at distances

I struggle to read at distances, I used to be able to see no problems. I have a digital clock in my bedroom and I can’t make anything out apart from a blur. I have problems watching tv and most of the time I miss things as I cant see it properly. My friend let me try his glasses on, and I was surprisingly shocked that I could see through them.

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