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Eye Contact Opticians, Liverpool Street, London

Independents are better!

First, it was the blurry train timetables on my daily commute, then the fuzzy specials on the blackboard at a local pub. But the last episode of BBC’s Sherlock was the final straw.

Long before the closing credits were rolling, all I could concentrate on was not the clever plot, but the aching, straining sensation behind my eyes.

Almost instantly after leaving my optician, Dollond & Aitchison, three weeks before with new shiny black frames and higher prescription lenses for my short-sightedness, I’d felt something was wrong with my glasses.

Difference of opinion: Jenny needs glasses for short-sightedness but got different prescriptions from different High Street opticiansDifference of opinion: Jenny needs glasses for short-sightedness but got different prescriptions from different High Street opticians

I was squinting to focus at anything in the distance. Put simply, I’d spent £350 on glasses that seemed no better than my old ones.

But during a return trip to my optician (or optometrist, to give the specialists who test our eyes their proper title), I was assured my glasses were correct. They didn’t like to ‘over-prescribe’ (make the glasses too strong), I was told. And the headaches? I should just ‘move closer’ to the TV.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2100778/So-thats-new-specs-giving-headache.html#ixzz2F1lfHduL
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