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Written answer: Are glaucoma tests free?

Are glaucoma tests free?

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Written answer: What does the infinity sign mean?

I recently had my eyes tested at my local Specsavers, but I want to understand my prescription a bit better. My Right eye was +0.25/-0.75 x15. My Left eye just had the infinity sign next to it, no measurments? What does this mean? Does this eye not need a prescription?

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Written answer: Can I wear glasses without correction for astigmatism?

I have minor astigmatism ( cyl -0.25 in both eyes; axis 90.0 (R) and 80.0 (L); would it be okay to not get glasses to correct for astigmatism, and just for my sph reading?

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Written answer: Constant headaches

I wear glasses originally to solve my constant headaches and eye strain however it have been at least 10 months now and I have still been having constant headaches/migraines. Also, some days my eyes have a burning sensation which makes me not want to wear my glasses. I fear this is making my sight worse.

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Written answer: One eye sees clearer at near

I’m 19 and am shortsighted (-2 in both eyes roughly). Since my last eye test I have notice one of my eyes is blurrier when reading text.

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Written answer: How to insert contact lenses

There is nothing wrong with my eyes and I don’t have a prescription or anything, I recently bought coloured contacts but I was wondering if there any trials about how to put them on?

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Written answer: Difficult to adapt to glasses

I am 20 years old and haven’t worn glasses since I was 8, about three days ago I went to the eye doctor and was told that I’m extremely far sighted and I have astigmatism, and my left eye is worse than my right.

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Written answer: Do I really need glasses?

My glasses prescription is SPH Right 0.00 Left 0.25, with a Near Add of 0.50. Do I really need glasses?

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Written answer: What does this prescription mean?

I’ve been prescribed Right sphere +1.25 cyl -0.25 axis 105 add +1.00. Left sphere +1.25 Cyl -0.50 Axis 60 Add +1.00. PD 66. What does it mean?

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Written answer: Asymmetric optic nerves

I have been told that I have asymmetric optic nerves, my optician was very clear that there is no need to worry and that they may have always been like that- I’m just wondering if there is anything in the long term that this could affect or anything I should keep an eye out for (I understand there is a link between this asymmetry and glaucoma?)

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