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Written answer: Headaches and throbbing when working on the computer

I’m a university student and I went through a period where I was using the computer intensely (I had a lot of assignments due). I took a day off but now I’m trying to do my dissertation work I get horrible headache over my right side and throbbing behind my right eye. I only had my eyes tested two months ago and had prisms but my dissertation deadline is approaching and I can’t look at the computer screen for longer than about 30 minutes, do you have any suggestions?

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Written answer: Lens has come out of frame

One of the lenses on my glasses has started to pop out from the frame, do I need to make an appointment to go and get them fixed or can I just go to the shop and get them repaired whenever? Also if Iwanted a new frame instead of repairing them how would I do that?

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Written answer: Small lump on eye ball

I had laser eye surgery two years ago and as a result my eyesight is hugely improved. However I have noticed a small lump on my eye ball, which I can feel when the eye is closed. I feel this is linked to the surgery. It is a little tender and I feel like I am becoming increasingly aware of it’s presence.

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Written answer: Different size pupils

I have recently noticed that my right pupil has constricted but not the left one when I have my glasses on. But when I take them off my pupils looks a different size to one another. Is this meant to happen? I’m highly myopic.

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Written answer: Difficulty focusing on the computer screen through one eye

I’m 26 and have never had glasses. However now I am struggling to focus on words and sentences while working on the computer, its almost like the words are moving all over the screen and its hard to read. This problem only seems to be in my left eye, if I close that eye and just use my right it seems ok. I have always had a heavy eyelid on my left eye so I don’t know if this could be the problem.
I am finding myself squinting to make sense of what is on the computer screen and sometimes with a sore head.

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Written answer: Blurred vision in right eye

I’ve recently noticed that I’m experiencing blurred vision in my right eye. It feels a bit sticky and dry and I have to resist the urge to rub it. My left eye appears unaffected.

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Written answer: Glasses feel too strong

I had an eye test with Specsavers, and at first I was surprised by the results as they showed that my eyes sight was more damaged than what I previously thought. I got my glasses yesterday and I feel they are too strong for me. They give me a slight headache and unable to see properly at medium and long distance with them. When I wear them and then remove them, I feel I can see better without them. Is that normal? could there be an issue with my prescription or a mistake on the lenses that were used?

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Written answer: Difficult to adjust to varifocals

I have a congenital cataract in one eye diagnosed about 10 years ago. I started wearing distance glasses about five years ago; reading glasses about 18 months ago. I have now moved to varifocals with a slightly stronger prescription on both, but with a varifocal lens in one eye only. I am finding them very difficult to adjust to, particularly the reading lens. I can also read words on my TV screen better with my old distance prescription. And the varifocal appears to give me more limited vision as I turn my head. Any advice?

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Written answer: Cylinder power has decreased

My cylinder decreased in my eye prescription, I’m just wondering why?

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Written answer: Headache with new glasses

I received my new prescription glasses today. I know it may be sudden, but after about 30 seconds I get a sharp headache and doesn’t go away till I take them off. Also my vision is quite blurred compared to my last pair of glasses. I believe that my glasses may be too strong, I understand it may be early but I have never had this problem with the slight change in prescription over the last three years. Is there anything I can do to stop the headaches/blurred vision?

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