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Written answer: Concentration problems when wearing contact lenses

I’m a 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, however when I wear my glasses this doesn’t happen as often.

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Written answer: Change lenses to Reactions

My current prescription is varifocal fitted in a Lite 192 frame. I also have prescription sunglasses to the same prescription.

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Written answer: Are contact lenses available?

I have both long and shortsight, are contact lenses available?

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Written answer: Contact lenses not as sharp as glasses

I am new to wearing contact lenses. The lenses I am trialing don’t appear to be as sharp as my glasses close up or distance. Is this a case of trialing different prescriptions until I feel comfortable with my vision?

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Written answer: Vision cloudy with eye infection

I’m currently in Laos and after going in a river, I now have pink eye which appeared on Monday morning. I have got eye drops from a local pharmacy and my eye is now less sore, no longer sensitive to light and has opened up more.

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Written answer: Squares appear trapezoids in new glasses

I have recently received my first pair of glasses for long distance and an astigmatism in one of my eyes. However when I wear my new glasses all squares and rectangles appear as trapezoids. This is more apparent with objects closer to me. Is this normal or should I go get it checked out?

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Written answer: Are these prescriptions similar

I have two prescriptions for my daughter aged six as went to private opticians pending a long wait for the public appointment. I have never worn glasses and have no idea what they interpret as. Are the two prescriptions similar?

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Written answer: Discomfort after removing contact lens

After wearing my contact lenses which I don’t have any issues with, when I take them out the right eye feels like it has something in it which goes away after having a sleep or my eyes resting for a period of time.

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Written answer: Vision not clear in one eye with new prescription

I went to Walmart and had my eye checked. They gave me a prescription for the following lens.

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Written answer: Problem keeping one eye open

I am having a huge amount of trouble keeping my left eye open. I’m 62, had my vision checked recently and it’s OK, but started a computer program of exercises for Binocular Vision problems after Christmas and I also just experienced a Vitreous Separation in my left eye two weeks ago.

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