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My eye is very sore, red and watery after putting in my monthly contact lenses. I put a fresh pair in and had the symptoms. After taking them out and putting on an old pair of glasses the symptoms have just continued. Please could you give me some advice on this matter asap, thanks.
I qualify for the free eye test with a voucher towards glasses; do I just go to my local Specsavers store?
Do I need a proof that I am qualified for it? My daughter is under 16 years old and will she need to bring her passport to prove that she is under 16?
My father has type 1 diabetes and is 77 years old, blind in one eye, does he have to pay for his glasses? Also my mother, also diabetic and 76 years old is in need of new glasses but can’t afford to replace them, does she have to pay?
Is there a comparison chart of oxygen permeability (Dk/t) of contact lenses?
I am a regular client of Specsavers. I’m 65 years old and have glaucoma in one eye which is treated with drops. How frequently should I have my eyes tested?
I have been a contact lens wearer for a long time (since age 14, I am 25) and yesterday got an eye infection. I was told I could not wear my contact lenses for a week so today bought some glasses with my most recent prescription (six months old). However after about six hours of wear I still feel very weird. I was told this should settle down after about an hour. Things seem distorted and curved, I’m dizzy and don’t feel safe to do things like drive. Is this normal or so you think I may have the wrong prescription?
Please help I am at the end of my tether. I am minus 17 in both eyes and have had glass lens all my life. Ten weeks ago they started rubbing my nose. I have visited two local branches 34 times in nine weeks and sometimes three times a day. No one can get them right. They have told me to buy two pairs of plastic high index 1.74 which I have done to stop the weight although they aren’t that much lighter. Still the nose pads rub.
I went to Specsavers last week for an eye test. The man that did my test was great, he didn’t rush me at all. I was happy with my prescription. My eye test is around -0.75 in both eyes, I am not blind.
I was told at my last eye test (two weeks ago) that I have a ‘raised optic disc’. She dilated the pupils before writing the referral. I made the huge mistake of researching the matter, and have been left terrified I have some sort of brain cancer. When I picked up my new glasses, I asked the optician if it was something they see a lot, and I was told it wasn’t.
I have been looking at your ‘Reactions’ lenses and I only ever see pictures of them in brown. Are they available in other colours as I would much rather have them in grey/black?