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Written answer: What does this prescription mean?

My script reads:
VA: R: 6/4.5 L: 6/4.5

R: -0.25/-0.50×173 add
L: 0.00/-0.50×16 add

What does it mean?

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Written answer: Adding a tint to antiglare lenses

Can I have a tint added to my antiglare lenses after they have been made? Or have they got to make new ones?

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Written answer: Saphir Rx contact lenses

While searching the internet for Saphir lenses, an article appeared about a Specsavers Optician suggesting these to a client.

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Written answer: Will I be able to get contact lenses

I am living in the Falkland Islands at the moment and looking to get some contact lenses. My last eye test was in Germany in July 2014.

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Written answer: Irlen syndrome assessment

Are glasses for Irlen syndrome covered by the NHS and if not how much will they roughly cost?

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Written answer: Contact lens may have been lost

I was in the process of taking my contact lens out. Then my eye sight went back to its normal way. I think the contact lens has come out but didn’t see. I am feeling no pain or discomfort. Is there a possibility that the lens has come out without me noticing or have I lost it in another area of my eye?

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Written answer: Alternative to Zeiss varifocals

I have used Zeiss varifocal lens for 20 years. I was advised that they were the best available and they certainly were a marked improvement over the Boots brand.

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Written answer: Cosmetic contact lenses in plus powers

I have recently started wearing contact lenses, +2.25 in my left eye and +4.00 in my right. I have been trying to find a supplier that can supply coloured lenses (Cosplay/Halloween/Stage ) in full red.

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Written answer: Vision is worse since last eye test

I am 15 and I have been wearing glasses since I was 12 but only for some lessons at school e.g. when I am at the back. I have noticed my eyes are getting worse for example when I was on holiday in October and my family could see something far away that maybe I could have seen a year ago but I just couldn’t see it as it was all blurry.

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Written answer: Nurse at work suggests an eye test

I have just been for an eye test at work, although I can read the smallest numbers/letters etc I also see two boxes through the view finder when I should only see one, the nurse says I should go for an eye test at an opticians, she says I shouldn’t be worried but you do worry. I can only explain it like its looking through a pair of binocular’s and not being able to bring both lenses together.

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