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Written answer: Intermediate Add not included

My last eye test in 2013 had a near add and inter add eye number. My test today only gave a near add number. Is this ok? I wear varifocals.

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Written answer: Watery and stinging

For the past couple of days my eyes has been watery and today I woke and one of my eye is stinging, especially when I blink. Please can you help?

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Written answer: Difficulty with varifocals

We recently visited the Bath store, my husband got his glasses in 1 day, quite impressive really but he can see with them!

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Written answer: Varifocals make vision slope

I have a new pair of varifocal spectacles and sitting looking down at a table or my legs the surface is sloping one way – in my case to the right. The prescription is very similar to previous, the only differences being that the new have a permanent tint and the old light sensitive.

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Written answer: Understanding my prescription

Please will you help with letting me know the meaning of my prescription as I do not understand and wasn’t told. Am I long sighted or short sighted or are they about the same? Are they oval shape or round? I work on computers on a day to day basis do you think my eyes will gradually become worse?

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Written answer: Trying multifocal contact lenses

I am a long-term contact lens user and recently had an eye test at Specsavers in Chesham. I am incresingly needing to wear reading glasses on top of my distance contact lenses in order to see things close up – even screen work on high resolution displays is problematic from 60cm away.

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Written answer: Child does not need glasses?

I took my son for an eye test and the result was sph +0.75 right and sph +0.75 cyl -0.25, axis 36 left. But the optician said he doesn’t need glasses? I don’t understand why?

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Written answer: HGV vision requirements

I have 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the in the other eye wearing glasses does this pass for my HGV eye test?

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Written answer: Possible to wear one contact lens?

Is it possible for me to wear one contact lense when my right eye is -3.25 and my left eye is -1.00? Would there be any negative side effects?

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Written answer: Posterior vitreous detachment

I am 31, my PVD was diagnosed five months back. Yesterday I visited retina specialist and confirmed retina is all good. Can I now surely relax and put this aside. He said PVD is still evolving

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