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Written answer: Varifocals are difficult when viewing a computer

I’ve just bought some glasses (my first pair) mainly for computer work and reading. They are varifocals. When I fix my gaze on one point on the computer screen and move my head very slightly left and right, the whole screen seems to ripple.

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Written answer: Daily contact lenses in high prescription

I currently use -11 biofinity monthly. Having dry eyes and need to switch to dailies disposable lenses. Which brands go to such a prescription please?

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Written answer: Persistent light spot in one eye

I started getting a ‘light spot’ in my right eye three days ago. Imagine glancing at the sun and then looking away – this spot behaves in the same way as this would, showing up on a blink and fading gradually until the next blink. The difference is that it is persistent and has been present for these past three days.

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Written answer: Need a report from the optician

I have been getting double vision and I have had prisms fitted into my glasses however this still isn’t helping.

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Written answer: Do I need reading glasses?

What does this mean?
R +0.25 L +0.25 ADD +1.50 BE

I take it to mean I am ok with distance but might need glasses for reading.

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Written answer: Difficulty with close work wearing contact lenses

I have been wearing 30 day contact lenses for one year now. I find these great for seeing in the distance and have had no issues, however three days a week I work with computers all day and I really struggle with my vision when focusing on the computer screens wearing my contacts.

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Written answer: Vision feels squeezed inwards

A friends suffering in her new glasses she says everything’s sort of squeezed inwards. I’ve read her optical card and she’s around a +12 in both eyes? I was just wondering if this was normal.

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Written answer: What does this mean

Please could you tell me what the following means?

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Written answer: Five year old cannot see board at school

My five year old son has been complaining over recent weeks at school that he can’t see the board very well, he has also been rubbing eyes frequently and sitting closer to the homework paper and the television. Do you think he may need glasses?

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Written answer: Blurring of vision

I have been having trouble with blurring of vision, struggling to focus on writing. Sometimes it looks as if I have cloudy parts in my eyes.

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