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Written answer: Bloodshot eye for four weeks

I have had a blood shot left eye for four weeks. The redness is on the inner part of the eye, and I don’t have any pain, itching or fluid discharge.

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Written answer: Eyes loose focus and blurry

I had my eyes tested recently and had a new pair of glasses less than six months ago. Recently however I’ve found when looking at a screen, my eyes loose focus and blur, in the same way they do when I’m not concentrating and I space out. I can make them do this, however recently its been happening involuntarily.

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Written answer: Strain and discomfort with new glasses

I recently had an eye test with Specsavers and purchased glasses as a result. Having had them for a few days now, I really struggle with nausea and dizziness when I wear them. I can feel my eyes straining leading to discomfort.

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Written answer: Bandage contact lenses

How much are bandage contact lenses?

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Written answer: Multifocal contact lenses

I wear varifocal glasses but I want contact lenses with varifocals. Can I get these and also would like to wear them more then 24 hours?

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Written answer: Will ultra-thin lenses make any difference

Will getting the ultra thin lenses make any difference to my lenses I have chosen from the £25 range and my eye sight is R -5.50 and L-5.25.

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Written answer: Dart in eye

My son got a nerf gun for christmas and I was trying to fix it for him and test it and by mistake when I shot the dart it hit my husband in the eye, is he going to be ok?

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Written answer: Trouble seeing the board in the classroom

I do sit near the front of the class, however I have to ask a mate what it says on the board, as I really cannot read it. I am finding also that I am having to squint my eyes to help me see a little better. Even watching the TV at home I cannot focus properly on the TV.

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Written answer: Becoming more reliant on my glasses

Becoming more reliant on my glasses.

Hi i used to only wear my glasses for reading watching TV and Driving, however over the last month or so im finding my self needing to wear them all the time, as i cannot make faces out from across the road or read train platform tables.
I only had my glasses renewed about six months ago, should i be conerned that i need to wear them all the time, and should i have my eyes checked again please.

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Written answer: Don’t want to wear glasses

I always wear contact lenses due to my eyesight being so bad, I never leave my house until my lenses are in, even some close family members don’t know that I wear glasses. It is something which I am very shy about.

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