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Written answer: Visual phenomenon

I am an 18 year old girl and previously asked you this question in March about visual snow: http://www.specsavers.co.uk/ask-the-optician/should-i-be-worried-about-visual-snow/ however I have since gradually noticed other symptoms – starbursts and halos around lights, bad afterimages, floaters, sometimes see tiny bright yellow dots on white surfaces, sometimes trail-like objects in the sky.

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Written answer: Wearing monthly contact lenses occasionally

I am thinking of getting monthly contact lenses but I only want to wear them once or twice a week. This being the case will a pair of monthly contact lenses last longer than a month? Will I be able to wear them over say a two month period or greater e.g. 30 times? Daily contact lenses are not suitable for my prescription.

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Written answer: Vision is worse after cataract surgery

I have retinitis pigmentosa and just had cataracts removed, my eyes were worse, went in second time had laser surgery to remove film on my eyes. Now my vision is worse than when I had the surgery, before my eyes were about the same vision wise now my left eye is worse than the right, any suggestions?

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Written answer: Vision is clearer without new glasses

I have just picked up my new pair of glasses. This is the first time pair of glasses I have ever had. When they were being fitted in the opticians I noticed that everything was slightly out of focus. Infact, things looked much clearer without them on.

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Written answer: Distance is better with near vision glasses

I recently got +0.75 glasses for close up work from Optical Express. Originally they gave me a stronger prescription that I wasn’t comfortable with. I went to Specsavers for a second opinion, as I just didn’t trust Optical Express. The glasses I’m using now are good for reading and help me a lot.

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Written answer: Should I wear my glasses all the time?

My spectacle power is RE : SPH -1.00, CYL 0.00 AXS 180 and LE: SPH -1.25 CYL 0.00 AXS 180 and I am 24 years old. I wear my glasses every time I am working on computer, TV, Driving. I really want to know should I wear my glasses all through the day? Will not wearing them increase my spectacle power and should I opt for LASIK Surgery or are there many risks involved in it?

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Written answer: What is my entitlement at Specsavers?

I am with another optician currently but there service is quite bad, saying I could wait up to three weeks or new frames to be ordered! I can not wait this long.

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Written answer: Eye test to look for retinal detachment

Can I get an eye test to look for retinal detachment in Specsavers and if so how much?

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Written answer: Difficulty reading in contact lenses

I am short sighted since for many years. Power is -7.5. Now I feel difficulty in
reading, probably because of long sight. I am wearing only contact
lenses. Please help me to know whether there is contact lenses for
this condition, of short and long sight at the same time.

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Written answer: Two different eye test results

Two tests had two different results, and now I don’t know which of them to trust.

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