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Dh now qualifies for free eye tests, can someone explain what his pescription means please

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CarGirl Sat 01-Aug-09 18:35:37

His eyesight is awful but apparantly he now qualifies for free eye tests because he is a complex case, he is shortsighted and has astigmatism always has done, is his eyesight just that bad now that he qualfies?

Right:-10 -2.25 x 15
Left:-10 -2.00 x 165

is his sight really bad, or the stigmatism or what? Have tried to find out on google but no further forward.

MrsDinky Sat 01-Aug-09 19:03:12

Yes, mine is the same, -10 is the level which triggers free eye tests, he's probably just got very slightly worse and reached that level, that is what happened to me, after being -9.5 for years, absolutely nothing to worry about, nice not to have to pay. Calling it complex makes it sound worse than it is I think.

I find that the optician assistant sometimes forgets and asks me to pay, so he might need to remind them sometimes.

CarGirl Sat 01-Aug-09 19:07:56

He is very naughty and not had them tested for nearly 10 years, optomerist nearly had a fit when he told her he was still using the same glasses & contacts........

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