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Written answer: Sudden grey haze over one eye

A month and a half ago, my left eye suddenly had a grey haze over it. It lasted for about five hours. Before the haze came, my eye felt irritated. I thought it was my contacts, so I replaced them with a new pair.
Now, the grey haze hasn’t returned but with glasses on I am continually cleaning my glasses because it seems like my vision watching tv is not so clear at times. With contacts my near sightedness is blurry. Hard to read anything. I’m 42 years old.

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Written answer: Visual snow

In my vision I have this TV static like vision its always been there I didn’t think it was a big deal but it’s getting worse. I had made an appointment and the optician said my eyes were fine but it’s still there.

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Written answer: Does my 10 year old need to wear glasses?

My ten year old daughter has just had an eye test and the prescription is for left and right eye spy +0.50 cyl – 0.25 axis 90.
I am just wondering as the prescription is slight, whether she does need to wear glasses or not as the optician was a bit vague. Could you help please?

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Written answer: Blurred vision in one eye with headache

For a few days now I have noticed blurred vision in my right eye. I have a slightly fuzzy headache. What could this be?

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Written answer: Goldman visual field test

Is the Goldman field test harder than the other field tests and could you tell me what it entails? Is it similar to the others?

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Written answer: What is the best tint for glasses worn all the time?

What is the best tint for glasses worn all the time?

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Written answer: Pain in both eyes

I’m a 23 year old male and been having some pain behind both my eyes. I had an eye test about four weeks ago and everything was fine. I sometimes have it in the mornings and when I play my video games. I notice that after I play my games my eyes are quite red. Also do they do a pressure test behind your eyes on a routine eye exam. I just don’t know what this pain is if you could come up with some suggestions that would be great thank you.

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Written answer: Eye test at school shows reduced vision

My son had a sight test today at school and came back with reduced vision right eye 0.200 & 0.250, will he need glasses?

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Written answer: Are contact lenses for a child free?

My son is nine and will not wear glasses, only contacts but are they free as on benefits!

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Written answer: Axis of cyl seems to have changed dramatically

I’m just a little confused. The axis measurement seems quite different- I’ve always known the astigmatism is worse in my right eye. Should I go for yet another test and as I am still in a position to receive NHS benefits, is there some way I can still claim them, despite having an NHS test in December 2012.

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