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Written answer: Left hurt hurts when I look around

Lately my left eye has been hurting when I look around. Yesterday, my eye would hurt when I looked to the far right but today it started to hurt when I looked far left or down. It also hurts when I squeeze my eyes shut. This started the day after my test but prior to that, I spent long hours studying for it. Would this be eye strain?

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Written answer: Red and watery eye after inserting contact lens

When I put in my left lens my eye becomes red and watery. This does not happen with the right one. But after a while with some Oxipool it goes back to normal white and stops being watery. Do I have an issue I need to look into? Recently started using contacts.

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Written answer: Is the prism glass helpful for partially sighted people?

Is the prism glass helpful for partially sighted people?

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Written answer: Taylor Made varifocals vs. Varilux

Your Tailor Made varifocals, are they the same as the Varilux varifocals 4D?
If not how do they differ?

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Written answer: Burning pain in one eye

I was talking to a family member on iPad Facebook, they were in the dark with a single light in the other room, they were mucking about making eclipses out of the light. I suddenly had trouble with my right eye which had previously suffered a burst vein which blocked the retina, but has since cleared itself. I am now left with an eye which is causing burning pain. Do you think this will wear off or should I see someone. The optometrist at Leominster Specsavers was the person who found the first problem.

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Written answer: Is the Intuitive Colorimeter test free?

Is the Intuitive Colorimeter test free of charge for my 8 year old son?

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Written answer: When do I dispose of monthly contact lenses

I have monthly silicone hydrogel contact lenses from Specsavers. As I wear my lenses five days a week I was wondering whether monthly meant I had to throw them 30 days from opening or 30 uses from opening. Also is wearing the lenses from 8am to 10pm too long?

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Written answer: What to I do if in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance?

I’ve been getting contact lenses and glasses from Specsavers for years. I know the price of my glasses was a lot less last time I went from me being a student and buying contact lenses too. I’m now on jobseekers and my mum said I should get the test free. She’s usually been with me and always sorted the payment part as I’ve been getting them since I was young so she knew more about it than me. I’m just wondering what I do? My test and lens check is on 2nd June.

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Written answer: Severe eye pain when using the computer

I am a software engineer, so I am be in front of my system for more than 10 hours and I am using contact lenses since I have a power of -3.5 for both the eyes. I am suffering from severe eye pain, I am fed up with consulting doctors, so can you suggest any kind of eye solution to avoid this pain. Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Written answer: Can a Specavers store supple me with contact lenses?

I’ve gone away from home and left my glasses and had to throw out the lenses I brought with me. Is it possible to call in and purchase a pair or pairs of contact lenses while I’m away as I can’t see well without them?

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