Contact Lens

Contact lenses are thin corrective or cosmetic or therapeutic devices that are placed on the cornea, which is the outer protective layer of the eye. The types of contact lenses are rigid lenses, soft lenses, disposable lenses, silicone lenses, and scleral lenses. The advantages of wearing contact lenses are they do not steam up, give a wider field of vision, and are more comfortable to wear during sports.

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Can myopia be permanently cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a congenital squint problem. Till 12 to 13 years of age, my eyesight was good. Then, I developed myopia. It is mainly because of television. Now, I am 21 years old and have power glasses of -3.5. Is there any permanent solution for my condition? Please explain even if it is a surg...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If you are not interested in glasses, then you can try contact lens or LASIK (a laser eye surgery). As your age is 21, your number will not increase further. Whether you wear glasses or not,...  Read Full »

Will contact lens cause white dots in the cornea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year old male with good health. I wear contact lens, Air Optix day and night only on the left eye (PWE-10.75 BC 8.6 DIA 13.8). I am currently on Vigamox. I am getting pain in my eyes. As a result, I am wearing my glasses mostly and my contact lenses sparingly. The problem i...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a corneal ulcer. Absolutely discontinue wearing contacts (do not throw them, they will be needed for bacterial culture later on). Start Vigamox eye drop 12 times a day i. e every one hour (buy a fresh vial), Amikacin eye drop six times a day i. e every tw...  Read Full »

I have swelling in the upper eyelid with no itching or watering. What could it be?

Query: ​Hi doctor, I have sharp pain in the right eye since yesterday evening. Also, I wore a fresh pair contact lens last evening. And I did not wear a contact lens for almost two months. The pain started two hours after wearing contact lens and I went to a marriage function and there were many people ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history and the photo attached to the question. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like inflammatory swelling of the upper eyelid, most commonly in the form of hordeolum. I would like to treat this condition by the use of ant...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes look dilated after using lens for 12 hours?

Query: Hi doctor, I used contact lens for more than 12 hours and also applied eye drops twice. During that time, my left eye had slight pain. But, I ignored it. Next morning, left eye looks dilated and off center. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description you have given, it looks like you have contact lens induced keratitis. This means in simple language, that due to abuse of contact lens, your cornea has been injured. This could be serious. I suggest you that immediately remove your l...  Read Full »

Is it possible to use contact lens in the pool?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I swim while wearing a contact lens? I am looking to connect with an eye doctor who can give advice or insight on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Contact lenses should never be used while swimming. Contact lenses should never come in contact with water and patients are educated to never use water to clean or store lenses. Some people feel that wearing lenses underwater can help them see better, this thought ...  Read Full »

Which contact lens is best for -4 power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am having -4 with cylindrical (180°axis) power in both eyes. Which type and which company contact lenses are the best for me? Please guide. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. Minus 4 cylindrical power is very high power. For this power, contact lenses are preferred and give better vision compared to glasses. There are many commercially available contact lenses. We commonly use Bausch and Lomb contact lenses to our patients. Prefer...  Read Full »

How to get rid of glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have vision problem. I am unable to read books for more than half an hour. Also, I am not able to read for 10 minutes in computer. In my right eye the cylindrical power is -1 at axis 130 and in the left eye the cylindrical power was -0.75 at axis 40. What is the best ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got astigmatism. It can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. If you want to get rid of glasses, then there are different laser procedures like PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) or Femto-Lasik surgery. They are very safe and simple procedures. But, for the ...  Read Full »

My OD eye vision is more blurry after placing lens. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild irregular cornea OD eye. I was being fitted with a brand new soft lens Flexlens Arc. nine months back. When the lens was placed in my OD eye, it severely burnt my eye. It was red, swollen, painful and tearing. The technician flushed it out but I could not open the eye...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there could be an infection (conjunctivitis or keratitis), get it examined what it is and start treatment. Stop wearing contact lens until it is healed. Your OD damage have to be confirmed by examination. Vision will be regained gradually when it is healed. Cons...  Read Full »

I am using toric lenses for astigmatism. How long will it take to correct astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor, I got toric lenses to correct my astigmatism. Can I switch to regular eye lenses? I want to have colored eye lenses, but it is not available in toric lenses. And how long will it take to correct astigmatism?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned how much astigmatism you got. If it is negligible, then it will be fine with the spherical lens only. If it is significantly high, then you must need toric lenses. You can get a customized contact lens from some good optician or lens dispensing...  Read Full »

Are Halloween colored contact lenses safe?

Query: Hello doctor,Are Halloween colored contact lenses safe? Do people who need prescribed contact lenses be using them?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ophthalmologists do not recommend colored contact lenses. However, they may be used occasionally for not more than a few hours. The reason is that compared to regular glasses, most colored lenses have a lesser tendency to allow oxygen to pass through to the corneas, ...  Read Full »

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