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Written answer: Sinusitis, throat pain and infection

I’m a 17 year old girl and I’ve been wearing contact lenses for a month (the contacts were great for my eyes they didn’t make them water or turn red) and now I have sinusitis and throat pain and infection. Can it be related to wearing contact lenses?

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Written answer: Vision is swimmy in varifocals

When first tried my varifocals on I thought I could see clearly distance and reading. The frame was adjusted to fit to one ear. After that I had blurred vision on right side to read. I went back to Specsavers and these were adjusted by a trainee after first week. I still found reading close up difficult so went back again and his time someone who seemed more experienced took long time adjusting them. Since then I have felt more swimmy, I can read close up but feel I am straining my eyes. A further two weeks has gone, five since I first had them. Should I persist, I definitely can’t manage with two pairs of glasses. It is two weeks since they were adjusted for third time.

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Written answer: One contact lens is irritating

I have recently started wearing contact lenses for the first time. I got prescribed the monthly soft contacts. When I was testing them out they seemed fine and didn’t irritate me at all and felt comfortable in the eye. Before I left they gave me a new pair instead of the ones I was using in there. The next day I tried them out but I noticed the left one felt slightly uncomfortable and a bit blurry, yet the right one felt fine. I don’t know if it’s that I have to get used to it or if there’s something wrong?

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Written answer: Left eye goes blurry with blocked pupil

I’m a 20 years old lady that uses glasses, can’t see far object, they get blurry. Recently, at random my left eye gets blurry and looks as if my pupil is blocked with an object, the first time it happened, I tried using water thinking it was the air that blew an object in my eye but it happened after that and it stays for some times before clearing up and it does appear again, I’m scared. I want know the problem?

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Written answer: Cannot find exact prescription

My prescription is (-3.5) both but I can’t seem to find the exact one. Is it possible for me to use a prescription close to mine (maybe -3.25 or -3.00)?

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Written answer: Distance vision has gone worse

I am 14 years old and have a prescription of -1.25 in my left eye and -1.50 in my right.
I had my annual eye exam in April and my prescription went up from -1.00 in my right eye and -0.75 in my left eye. I have recently been experiencing difficulty seeing the board from the back even with my glasses on and have had to move to the second or third row depending on classroom size to see the board. This didn’t happen in April when I got my new prescription but I thought this might just be normal.

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Written answer: What is the power for contact lenses?

As per Optician Doctor My Right eye power is SPH -1.00 CYL – 2.25 AND AXIS 180 similarly, Left eye power is SPH – 1.00 CYL – 2.75 AND AXIS 180. What should be my power for contact lenses?

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Written answer: Colours around lights

I am short sighted having 4D in right eye and 11D in left eye. I recently had an eye check up and it was noted that the power was same as that of last prescription. I am 18 year’s old. I see a very lightly tinted blue colour around tube and medium bright and dim white in the night time. In my recent check up the doctor did not tell me there was any problem. During night due to the oncoming car’s bright light I would see sort of a halo with the colors red, green, blue not noticed.

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Written answer: Eyesight has changed at recent test

I’ve been to an opticians in England and had an eye exam done, I recently went to Germany to work and had to get new glasses, apparently my eye sight is different in both eyes compared to lenses better by up to +1.0. They used different technology I’ve never used before, could this be why my eye sight been affected?

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Written answer: Dull ache behind one eye

I have been experiencing a dull ache behind my right eye for over a week now, it is also sensitive to light. I have issues with extreme fatigue but it feels a real strain on my eyes, my mother suffers with cone dystrophy. Should I be worried?

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