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Written answer: Difficulty concentrating on the computer when wearing contact lenses

I’m a 22 year old graphic designer who wears contact lenses/glasses. I am in front of a computer screen for eight hours + each day. When wearing my contact lenses I get headaches and experience difficulty concentrating, brain fog, confusion etc, however when I wear my glasses this doesn’t happen as often.

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Written answer: Do I need to wear glasses all the time?

I have just had a new eye test. My right eye is +0.50 +0.25 95. My left is +1.00 +0.50. 60
I was told I need to wear them for close up work and also would help when concentrating on tv or at cinema and would help me with driving. Does that mean I need to wear them all the time?

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Written answer: Left eye is blurred in new glasses?

Yesterday I broke my glasses and with my previous prescription being 15 months old, I opted to have a new eye test before replacing the glasses. I had the test at Optical Express as the test was free however I’m not sure that the new prescription is okay.

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Written answer: Why do your have eye tests every two years?

Why do you have your eyes tested every two years and not often as eyes are very precious?

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Written answer: Eyes feel strained in new glasses

Got some new glasses with the prescription of sph +9.25 cyl -0.75 axis 160 but I can’t get used to them, make my eyes feel strained so I got eyes tested again and the results were +9.00 cyl -0.75 axis 160 so I’m after getting new glasses, would there be much change with new prescription?

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Written answer: Flashing and feels like looking through a curtain

I have had flashings in one eye and it is now like looking through a lace curtain. I have an eye test this afternoon – should I go to the doctor and get referred to the hospital eye clinic instead?

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Written answer: Browns spot on eye

My 23 year old step daughter has a little brown pin head spot in her left eye which has a little aurora around it, she said it wasn’t there yesterday and when she looks towards light it hurts. Any idea on what it could be?

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Written answer: Contact lens for close up in one eye

I have monovision contacts and bifocal glasses. I would like to wear glasses with my prescription on the left side and a contact that focuses up close with clear glass in the frame. is that Possible?

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Written answer: Cannot read well in contact lenses

I live in Austria and due to outdoor lifestyle wear contact lenses most days (but not every day, and not all the day). My last lens prescription from Specsavers was -5.25 in one eye and -4.50 in the other – I have since found out this was to help with reading.

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Written answer: Prominent blood vessels

I have red prominent vessels visible around my eye ball. Also on upper right corners /inside prominent ref swollen glands can be seen by lifting upper eye lid.

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