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Written answer: Six year old says his eyes are fuzzy

My six year old had an eye test in July, and there was no change with his eyes, now he is saying his eyes are “fuzzy” and I have noticed he keeps squinting. I have been told by his current optician that they can not get him an appointment until 8th December and it will cost me £25 is this correct?

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Written answer: Specialist in muscle imbalances

Does Specsavers specialise in the eye condition vertical heterophoria? I m experiencing symptoms which I think are likely to be VH.

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Written answer: Need toric soft contact lenses

I have recently been for an initial contact lens fitting appointment and was told that due to my astigmatism I had to wear toric lenses. The only problem is that the astigmatism in my right eye is only at a 0.50 unlike my left which is at a 0.75, I was told that was what toric lenses started at.

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Written answer: Dull ache and sensitive

I’m worried about my eyes and not sure wether to go to a doctor or the opticians. My eyes have had a dull ache for a few weeks which is unusual, they’re more sensitive to light and they flinch when I go to do normal things like remove my makeup.

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Written answer: Lines moving in circular motion

I’ve had what I’ve dismissed as floaters for a while, but realised I have never heard what I am seeing described in any material I have researched.

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Written answer: Glasses keep slipping

My glasses keep falling off my face, can I have the arms bent a little to stop this? Will a Specsavers store do this for me if I haven’t bought my glasses from them? How much would it cost?

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Written answer: Cloudy vision in new glasses

I had an eye test a few weeks ago, just an annual one and was told that my prescription hadn’t changed. My glasses had a few scratches etc on so I was told I was able to choose some new frames.

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Written answer: What make are your lenses?

What make are your lenses for the highest index?

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Written answer: Can I try these contact lenses?

I am currently having a contact lens trial at Specsavers. I tried one lens that was only designed for eight hour use didn’t get on with it as they dried out and felt very uncomfortable.

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Written answer: Vision not that clear in contact lenses

My astigmatism contacts are – 0.75 pwr +150. I’am trying toric lenses, they are not that clear. Would it be better if I wear +175 or +125, or maybe normal lenses or both?

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