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Written answer: High index gives thinner appearance

I have a +10 prescription in both eyes, would a 1.74 double aspheric lens provide clearer vision at the edges and a thinner appearance? Also is the best way to keep my lens thickness down to choose the smallest frame possible?

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Written answer: Can I damage my eyes

I’m 20 and have moderate and high myopia also I’m quite astigmatic however sometimes at home I like to take my glasses off for prolonged periods of time. I was jus wondering can this damage my eyes not wearing my specs?

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Written answer: Headaches without glasses

I am wearing my reading glasses to help with my migraine headache. It helps a lot and stops my headache. But when I remove them at other times when I’m not reading I get my headache back. Can I wear them continuously? Power prescribed is 0.75 for both eyes.

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Written answer: Pain on removing contact lenses

I’ve been wearing lens for a past few months. Recently, after I take my lens out I feel pain whenever I blink and I feel like there’s something on the inner of my eyelids. I’d seen a doctor and he gave me this bactigen eye drops. My question is it is because of bacteria or my cornea has been scratched by the lenses? And what should I do because I’m so worried if Im going to be blind.

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Written answer: Headaches when using the computer

I was having headaches and went to have my eyes checked (I work 9-12 hours a day using dual 22” monitors).

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Written answer: Vision a little blurred with toric soft contact lenses

I wear uvicia toric monthly lenses I just wanted to know if they are a type of silicone hydrogel lens because I notice that after about seven hours of wear my sight starts to become a bit blurred. If these are not then should I try silicone hydrogel lenses?

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Written answer: Four year old feels feverish and sick in new glasses

My four year old failed vision test at school so was referred to the eye hospital. She has astigmatism in both eyes and distorted vision too (long sighted).

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Written answer: Standard of vision to become a pilot

I am 18 years old, and I have signed for a flying academy in Oxford because I was dreaming to become a pilot in the future. But I am facing a problem at this stage which is my vision.

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Written answer: Help with the cost of glasses

I’ve had a home visit before from Specsavers a couple of years ago as I’m disabled and bed bound. I was prescribed glasses, I’ve had type two diabetes for a few months now and my eyesight is getting very blurred so need a test and new glasses. Do I get any help with my glasses as I’m now a pensioner and also get disabled living allowance.

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Written answer: Buying daily contact lenses with a prescription for monthlies

I have had a contact lens trial at another opticians for monthly lenses, can I use my prescription from them and buy daily contact lenses from Specsavers?

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