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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dangers of wearing the wrong eye prescription


    If you can’t see perfectly, it’s common to wear glasses or contact lenses to help you read and see people and objects clearly. When you visit an optician, they will make recommendations based on your prescription. If you have been provided glasses that are the wrong eye prescription, wearing them may do you more harm than good, resulting in illness and accidents.

    What are the dangers of wearing the wrong eye prescription?

    Very few people have perfect vision, and it’s very common to need to wear glasses or contact lenses some or all of the time to improve your sight. If you wear the right glasses, this can have an incredibly positive impact on day-to-day life. However, if you have the wrong eye prescription, this can cause unpleasant symptoms. Wearing the wrong glasses probably won’t damage your eyesight, but you may find that you experience signs like double or blurred vision, headaches and dizziness. Some people develop symptoms that are similar to vertigo when they’re not wearing the right lenses for their prescription. There are also risks attached to being unable to see clearly, especially if you’re a driver. If you can’t see properly, and you’re driving, you will have a higher risk of being injured in a road accident.

    If you think you’ve got the wrong eye prescription, arrange to see your optician. They can test your eyes again, and check whether the symptoms you’ve been experiencing are linked to wearing the wrong glasses or contact lenses.

    Can I claim compensation if I’ve been given the wrong glasses?

    If you’ve been injured as a result of wearing the wrong eye prescription, you may be wondering whether it’s possible to claim compensation. Compensation is a financial payout which is awarded to people who develop illnesses or sustain injuries as a result of negligence on the part of another individual or a company. If you’ve been injured as a result of negligence on the part of an optician, you may have a case for medical negligence compensation. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years and you’d like to claim for an eye injury or submit a claim for optician negligence, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim personal injury compensation, and we operate a strict no-win, no-fee policy. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more.

    Date Published: March 8, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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