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Written answer: Prominent blood vessel on white of eye

I’ve had a prominent blood vessel on the white of one of my eyes for several months. It never used to be a problem, but the blood vessel now extends nearer to the iris and therefore lies underneath my contact lens. It’s very sore if I put a lens in this eye now. Other than switching back to wearing glasses is there anything else that I can do?

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Written answer: Blurry vision with trial contact lenses

I’m trialling contact lenses on day three and my vision goes blurry is this normal?

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Written answer: Need glasses quickly

I need an eye test and a pair of glasses while I wait. My glasses have broken, I have the lens but have not had an eye test for nearly three years.

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Written answer: Using the computer too much

Can being on the computer too much cause astigmatism or short sightedness?

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Written answer: Blurred vision with new varifocals

I have just collected my varifocal glasses from Specsavers today and It was explained to me that it would take a couple of weeks or so to get used to what angle to look at for the most optimal vision and I accept this. My problem is that the long range part of the prescription isn’t any different then if I wasn’t wearing any glasses at all.

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Written answer: Bright light at edge of vision

I suffer from both Retinitis Pigmentosa and a macular “pucker” in my left eye, so I’m sensitive to changes in my vision.

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Written answer: Red eyes with discomfort

On 4th October 2014, I was doing some cleaning and suffered what I thought was an allergic reaction, from some dust. The inner corner of my left eye was swelling and watering a lot and when I looked to my right I noticed that the sclera of my eye wrinkled up as it met the inner corner of my eye next to my nose.

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Written answer: Four year old has reduced vision

My daughter had her pre school (four years old) eye test today at nursery. When I picked her up I was handed a note saying she has reduced vision in both eyes and that an appointment would be sent out for her to see someone at the eye pavilion at the hospital.

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Written answer: Expiry of contact lens prescription

Is it by law that a contact lens prescription should last for one year after examination?

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Written answer: Using a lower prescription for close work

Will wearing my lower prescription glasses from last time for close-up work now (e.g reading, using the computer) damage my eyes?

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