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Written answer: Difficult to focus with right eye

I have been having problems with my right eye since April this year. It started with my vision changing quite rapidly. I got my contacts and glasses up to date with Specsavers which helped at first. However, I seem to be rapidly getting floaters in my right eye, and also it is like having a veil in my eye. On bright days, or if I look at a plain surface, I find it quite hard to focus.

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Written answer: Eye test prior to DVLA testing

I have been requested by the DVLA to have a field of vision test carried out, on booking my appointment I was told that I need to have an eye test prior to the fields test and its possible new glasses have to be made up, my present glasses are only one year and two weeks old, is this the case.

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Written answer: One eye is blurred in new glasses

I recently got my eyes tested at Specsavers. The optometrist spent a considerable amount of time getting everything crystal clear. Due to the lens thickness, coatings, etc. I wanted (which weren’t available at Specsavers) I had my glasses reglazed elsewhere. This is a frame I’v been using for 5+ years. I received the reglazed glasses yesterday.

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Written answer: Feel sick when wearing reading glasses

Is there a solution to feeling sick after only a couple of minuets of using reading glasses?
I’ve had them for a few weeks and it has not improved. I can’t find an answer online, what can I do if I can’t adjust?

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Written answer: Eye test with a cold?

I have a cold and my eyes are a bit watery,would my eye test tomorrow be reliable or should I cancel?

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Written answer: Vision is not perfect

I recently went for an eye exam, just to make sure my eyes were okay, although apparently I did not need glasses. I feel my vision is not perfect and maybe I could benefit from glasses.

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Written answer: Can I use any optician for the DVLA visual field test?

Do I have to use specsavers to have my binocular eye test for the DVLA or can I use any optician or consultant licenced to administer the test?

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Written answer: Lattice degeneration

I was diagnosed with Lattice Degeneration in my left eye recently, which I understand is fairly benign. He seemed to spot it pretty quickly. I am 41 years old.

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Written answer: Struggling to focus in new glasses

I’ve just got glasses for the first time, with a prescription of +2.25 (with a -0.5 cylinder) and +1 in the other. Putting the glasses on for the first time didn’t make seeing easier, and after wearing them for a day, I’m still struggling to focus well with them on.

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Written answer: Strength of bifocal?

If I have a sphere of +1.5 with a +1 add, what is the actual strength of my bifocal? +2.5?

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