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Written answer: Computer is not a true rectangle through new glasses

I’ve just got some new glasses, I’ve never worn glasses before so everything is new to me. Basically my problem is nothing is parallel any more. By that I mean when I am wearing these things my computer screen for example, is slightly ‘V’ shaped rather than rectangle. It’s really off putting and I’m wondering if it is normal?

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Written answer: How can I get a cheap pair of glasses?

If my card reads SPH R +3.25 L 0.75 Near R + 2.25 L + 2.25 how can I use this info to get a cheap pair of glasses?

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Written answer: Is this vision good enough for LGV driving?

I have a visual acuity of 6/5 in both eyes. I need a visual actuity of at least 6/7.5 to pass a sight test to drive an LGV lorry. Is 6/5 good enough?

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Written answer: Liquid moving around in eye

I had a eye test done in January which came back fine but have been noticing floaters so went to another optician yesterday who did a full eye test and dilated my pupils with eye drops. Everything was fine. This morning however when looking in the mirror at my iris I could see what almost looks like a liquid moving around inside my iris in each eye when I blink. I’m really worried what could this be if my eye test both came back fine?

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Written answer: Astigmatism is worse but lenses are too strong?

I recently had an eye test and the optician said that my astigmatism had gotten worse. I had become more shortsighted but my lenses were too strong? Did I hear him correctly because I thought that if my eyesight was becoming worse it would mean I’d need the lenses to be stronger.

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Written answer: How do I remove markings on new lenses?

I bought two pairs of glasses from you and they have the markings in yellow on them. Kindly advise how I can remove them wtihout scratching the lens?

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Video and written answer: Mother has cataracts and sparkles in the corner

My mum has been seen today and told she has cataracts developing in both eyes, she is only 50. How many times can you have cataracts removed? She also seeing double vision in one eye and has white sparkles in the corner of her other eye. The woman said she could see something the back of the eye. My mom has pain behind both eyes. Could this be a tumour or is it more likely to be a different eye condition?

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Written answer: Stinging and weeping eyes

I have stinging and weeping eyes. I don’t think its hay fever as I don’t sneeze etc… although I have a history of hay fever.

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Written answer: Will these glasses affect my vision?

After my successful eye surgery to improve my eyesight I no longer need for glasses (I used to be -5.75 and -5.50). It has been a couple of years now since the surgery and I would say my eyesight is as good as it can get, no problems, no squinting and no more glasses. However, for my work (I am an eyelash technician) I started using magnifying/reading glasses standard +4 both eyes, since what I do is very fiddly and it helps a lot as well as increases the quality of my work. However it got me thinking whether it would affect my vision. Since I don’t really need any glasses, but I find them extremely useful and hard to give up, I would like to know what outcome they might have on my eyesight, should I worry about that or not? I would kick myself if I managed to ruin my vision twice.

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Written answer: Will this prescription help for distance?

I’ve been having real problems seeing objects/words clearly in low light when driving or watching tv. I have had headaches and really sensitive to light. I had an eye test today and they gave me a prescription of R: sphere +0.25 cylinder -0.25 axis 180 and L: sphere +0.50. My distance acuity is 6/6 and the near acuity is N4.5 in both eyes, however I am to use these glasses for driving. What I can’t understand is why I’ve got to wear glasses which would be for reading for driving. Will I be able to see in the distance with them when driving? I thought the test would have been – not + for short sighteness. Can you help me understand my eye test.

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