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Specsaver rushed test, tells me use OLD prescription for everyday and use NEW 1 for VDU

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Recently went to Specsavers for an eyetest, was by the optician who really rushed my eye test and just wanted me out the door, that my eyes had become weaker since last visit, was asked what I use my my glasses for - replied I use glasses for everyday and VDU work.


Optician tells me to keep using my OLD glasses for everyday use and she will give a new prescription for VDU work.


It hit my after I left specsavers, the optician was telling me to use my OLD glasses for everyday but use the new prescription in the new glasses for VDU work only!!!


Surely using OLD glasses with a OLD prescription for everday use, then using the new prescription for VDU work would have a negative effect on my eyes?


The eye test also felt rushed and not properly done, it was done in less than 5 mins and was not thorough enough

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Flipping between an old pair of glasses for distance and a new pair for close up work will not have any kind of negative effect on your eyes.


I flip between an old pair of 'dumbed down' prescription glasses, up to date prescription glasses (for driving), various contact lens strengths and reading glasses with contact lenses.


However, if you feel that the eye test was not thorough enough why not get back in touch with Specsavers and see what they say?

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VDU is no longer the description used for this type of equipment as it is now called Display Screen Equipment (DSE)


The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/2792/contents/made


Guidance and regulations: http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/guidance.htm


Working safely with display screen equipment: http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/


Should VDU users be given breaks?: http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/vdubreaks.htm


Have you made a Formal Complaint in writing to the specific Specsavers and CC it to there Head Office?

(bear in mind this may be an Franchisee of Specsavers so follow there complaints procedure initially making sure the Head Office know as well)


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