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Written answer: Prescription is the same but vision is different

I collected my new glasses from Specsavers about 2 months ago and my prescription had changed in both eyes.

Old prescription: L: -0.5 R: -0.5
New prescription: L: -0.75 R: -0.75
I don’t have an astigmatism.

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Written answer: Do I need my prescription for another eye test?

I have cataracts in both eyes and registered at a opticians in Huddersfield. Probably a stupid question but would I need my prescription from there to get suitable glasses for myself or will they be able to pick it up if I go for an eye test somewhere else as I don’t live in Huddersfield anymore.

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Written answer: What is my reading prescription?

Distance is R +0.75 -1.25 X 95
L -2.50 -1.75 X 70
Add =2.50
What is the correct reading lenses power?

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Written answer: Dry eye drops and macula degeneration

Is it safe to use optrex for dry eyes if already diagnosed with age related macular degeneration

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Written answer: With varifocals have to lower head

I have just started wearing varifocals and when I look at things in the distance with a natural head position they are blurred, I have to tip my head down in an exaggerated and rather uncomfortble way to view things through the top 25% of the glasses to have good focus. Near things and reading are fine. It feels like the transition of change from distance to near is set too high up the lens for me.

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Written answer: Bright lights in the corner of vision

I’m 13 years old and I’m shortsighted but I don’t wear glasses full-time. Today I was doing my homework and out of nowhere my left eye began to show bright lights at the corner and it moves with my eye.

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Written answer: Sensitive eyes

I recently went for an eye test and my eyes are fine. My only problem is they are very sensitive and suffer from eye strain and headaches especially when watching tv and on the computer. Do you provide glasses which have tints and provide antiglare?

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Written answer: Wavy lines on amsler grid

I have used the amsler grid for the past few days and have noticed that some of the lines look wavy. I’ve had problems with my vision for a while. I’ve had an OCT of macula (about six weeks ago) and everything was fine. Is there anything else that could cause these lines to look distorted? I am 23.

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Written answer: Near vision is more difficult in contact lenses

I’m 29 and recently had an eye test update as I used my glasses for driving and TV, but my old ones were a bit weak. New eye test and a pair of glasses later I was curious about contact lenses as anything further than a few feet away was blurry.

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Written answer: Not comfortable in new glasses

I got my new glasses about a month ago, I have worn glasses for many years so understand that with a new pair it can take a bit of adjustment time but with this pair I’m really struggling.

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