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Written answer: Sunglasses are not dark enough

I’ve got a polarised RayBan. It is suppose to help cut the glare but I don’t feel much difference because the lens are very light. It lets so much sunlight in that it hurts my eye. So are there anyway that I could make the polarised lens darker?

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Written answer: Streaks coming off lights

When I look at lights I see beams/streaks coming off them. My eyes were decent at about 4 dioptres, and I wore contact lenses for maybe 12 hours 1 night (I rarely wear contacts) and I think that’s when the problem started. At first I believed it was due to dry eye, or that my eyes needed a rest. But it’s been a year, and I still see streaks. They are extremely apparent with my new pair of glasses to boot.

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Written answer: Headaches and problems in focusing after wearing contact lenses

I’m 16. When I was younger I wore glasses all the time but eventually I switched to contacts that I could only wear during the day. Then I switched to sleep in contacts and became very dependent on them. Recently I went back to the eye doctor to get a new prescription as my eyesight had begun to worsen slightly. While I was buying more contact lenses, I made the abrupt decision to buy a back up pair of glasses. Afterwords, I took out my contacts and put my glasses on. Immediately following, I acquired a headache and my eyes had trouble focusing. Is this simply because my eyes need to readjust to glasses, or is it something else entirely?

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Written answer: Vision with contact lens in left eye is not as good

I recently went for a regular checkup. No concerns other then I notice my left eye is blurry compared to my right eye. This is with both my contacts and my eye glasses. I never noticed it until I got contacts and when I get tired my right eye doesn’t work well with contacts so I notice my left is blurry.

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Written answer: Difficult to remove contact lens

I have used your monthly contact lenses for a few years in one eye only. Recently I have found it very difficult to remove them and it has made my eye very bloodshot. I have tried with each due alternatively and had the same problem, have the lenses been changed in the last few months? What do you advise? My lenses are very comfortable during the night.

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Written answer: Can I buy some daily contact lenses for holidays?

I am on a monthly Specsavers contact lens plan (i.e I get lensmail with three months supply of lenses/6 lenses) but I am wondering if I can order some daily lenses from Specsavers as a one off purchase for festivals and holidays etc? I have looked at the available contact lenses online and none of them fit my base curve and diameter so I was wondering if I could get a one off lot of daily lenses directly from Specsavers?

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Written answer: Can reading glasses be tinted?

I want to buy new reading glasses, can they be tinted so I can use them in the sun?

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Written answer: Is it possible for me to have contact lens?

I have varifocal glasses and have worn them for a long time, is it possible for me to have contact lens please?

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Written answer: Can keratometers give false readings

Can keratometers give false readings if you look away from the red dot or you blink too much?

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Written answer: Can I wear my reading glasses all the time?

Is it safe to wear my reading glasses all the time if I have hyperopia?

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