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Written answer: Is there a limit to how powerful you can make a contact lens prescription?

Did you know that more people than ever before can wear contact lenses? Speak to your optometrist about your options.

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Written answer: Can I wear contact lenses after a cataract operation?

A cataract surgery involves the removal of the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial implant. Here is what you need to know if you want to wear contacts afterwards.

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Written answer: What are the tests for glaucoma?

There are several tests involved when diagnosing glaucoma, largely due to the importance of detecting the condition early to mitigate vision loss.

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Written answer: What is herpes simplex keratitis?

Keratitis is a manifestation of the herpes simplex virus that results in inflammation of the corneal layers. It can cause severe vision loss in some cases.

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Written answer: What do I need to know about treatments offered at the optometrists?

There are a range of eye conditions that require treatment from your optometrist – here are a few.

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Written answer: What does it mean if I have a burning sensation in my eyes?

Burning, stinging and sore eyes can be very annoying to deal with. Here are some tips to help you find out what could be causing these symptoms.

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Written answer: What are some common eye test procedures?

Here is a guide to some of the more common eyesight procedures you may experience at the optometrist

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Written answer: Post-operation cataract surgery

The full recovery process from cataract surgery can take time as your eyes adjust, but you should notice improvements within the first few days.

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Written answer: What are the surgery options for eyes that are turned in or out?

Double vision, crossed eyes and lazy eyes can all affect your sight and cause frustrating problems. Here are some of the surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

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Written answer: Why do I have vision impairment in a single eye?

Some eye sight conditions may only affect one eye – here are a few that could be affecting you

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