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Written answer: Told needs thinner lenses

My husband has ordered a new pair of glasses and has been told that to have reactions lenses he has to have the second level of lens thining and not the first level which is not free with the ultra clear lens is this correct? He does have a stigmatiism

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Written answer: Can I wear contact lenses?

I just got an eye test yesterday. According to the results I need glasses for normal use that are not specifically for reading alone. The power is -0.5 is one eye and -0.25 in the other and they told me that I can’t use contact lenses because of the very low power and because I’m a first timer….. hmmmm, I am not convinced … can I use contacts?

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Written answer: Advantages and disadvantages of higher index lenses

My prescription is

OD -2.00 -0.50 X 005
OS -2.50 -1.25 X 180

What type of lenses would you recommend? 1.50, 1.57, 1.61, or 1.67? What are advantages and disadvantages of having Mid-index and High-index lenses? I’ve read somewhere that High-Index lenses for vision better than -3.00 would be bad as far as light traveling through lenses and seeing things clearly. Now I am confused and not sure if there are other things that go along with higher index besides the fact that the lens is thinner. What is your opinion?

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Written answer: What happens of you wear contact lenses inside out?

What happens of you wear contact lenses the wrong way round, i.e. inside out?

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Written answer: Monocular diplopia and shortsighted after cataract surgery

Following cataract surgery in March 2013, I was very disappointed that I had become shortsighted (-2.25D) and had monocular diplopia (+3.00D). Prior to surgery, my prescription was +0.25 +0.25 70. I have two questions. Firstly, is it possible to find out, from either an optometrist or ophthalmolgist, what is causing the diplopia, which is still present and has improved slightly in the last year? Secondly, I have been informed that the wrong power of lens was implanted but I have discovered that my distance vision is excellent through a pinhole. Is it possible that the lens power is fine but that the shortsightedness is caused by the double vision, or by whatever is causing the double vision?

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Written answer: Multifocal contact lenses to correct astigmatism

Can I get monthly multifocal contact lenses to correct for my astigmatism? Specsavers optician told me I can get multifocal but they won’t correct my astigmatism.

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Written answer: Contact lens to correct long and short sight

I am both long and short sighted, is there a contact lens that I can use that will correct both problems?

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Written answer: Contact lens does not match glasses prescription

I’ve just collected my first box of multifocal comfilcon Easyvision contact lenses after a successful two week trial, I was surprised to find on getting home today however that they don’t match my prescription. I haven’t tried them yet.

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Written answer: Must not reuse contact lens solution

I’ve heard that you must not reuse the same solution to clean lenses after use. But I use multi purpose solution for my lenses. Can that be used to clean the lenses after they have been used? Just a bit confused with this.

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Written answer: Myopia has increased slightly

My prescription has just changed from -4.25/-4.5 to -4.5/-4.75. I’m 31 and this is the first change in three years. I thought my myopia should have settled by this age?

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