Contact Lens

Contact lenses are very thin and are placed directly on the surface of the eyes (cornea), which helps to improve vision. Contact lenses are made of plastics and are of two types, namely hard and soft contact lenses. They aid in correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyper myopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision), and presbyopia (changes in the vision that occurs with age).

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Is my nystagmus treatable?

Query: Hi doctor, I am blind in my left eye, and I have nystagmus in my right eye. What are the options for nystagmus?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple options available for nystagmus like medicine, surgery, etc. Nystagmus is usually bilateral, there are only few nystagmus that affects a single eye. The treatment depends on the type of nystagmus. Kindly share a video of your eye movement, so ...  Read Full »

Can you please help me convert my eye power for contact lenses?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a power of 4.00 SPH, cylinder 0.50, an axis of 180 on OD, and a power of 3.75, cylinder 0.50, and axis OD 165 on OS. What type of contact lenses should I choose? What should be the power of the contact lenses? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest a contact lens power of -4 in OD and -3.75 OS, the same as your spherical glass power. So buy Spherical contact lenses with the power mentioned above. The cylinder is insignificant when converting glass power to a contact len...  Read Full »

Can I use contact lenses of power less than my glasses power?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my glasses prescription with this. However, I have been using contact lenses with less power than my prescription glasses. Can you suggest the contact lens I can use with a power of -2 spherical and -0.75 cylindrical in both eyes? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have astigmatism of -0.75D cylindrical in both eyes. The tear film underneath the contact lenses usually takes care of neutralizing astigmatism. Also, contact lenses are mainly prescribed with less than the glass's power. You can use -2.0 D...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct my short-sightedness with a laser?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone trab surgery for glaucoma nine years back. I did not have short-sightedness before the surgery. But after the surgery, I had to use glasses. Presently, I am having a power of around six for the lens. Is there anything that can be done to control this short sight? Is ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think short sight cannot be controlled. But, you can do LASIK if all the requirements are set for your eyes. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

Can I use Progressive contact lenses for presbyopia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old male. I have been wearing spectacle lenses for myopia since my late teens. I have recently developed presbyopia but have not switched to progressive lenses. Now I am working from home using the laptop. I do not wear spectacles while working and do not face any diffic...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, I have read your query carefully and saw your previous prescription (attachents removed to protect the patient's identity). Now I will answer the first question about eye strain. Yes, not wearing spectacle does cause strain on the eyes, and in the long term, the patient...  Read Full »

When exposed to bright lights, can contact lenses cause red and watery eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wearing contact lenses of -2.5 on both eyes. Since last week, whenever I get exposed to bright light (both indoor and outdoor), my eyelids get closed, and it is hard to get it open for a while, which makes eyes more reddish and watery. I have not consulted any doctor, but I have been...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be dryness associated with contact lens use. I suggest you try doing the following: Kindly use contact lens for a specific duration (8 hours a day). Cold compresses. Use lubricating eye drops frequently, like Systane Ultra. I hope this will help you. Regard...  Read Full »

I have astigmatism. Is it possible to wear a colored contract lens?

Query: Hi doctor,Can I wear a regular colored contact lens for only one night if I have astigmatism? I have no eye symptoms at all. I wear glasses all of the time, that is all. Before 5 to 6 years, I had surgery on my right eye due to eye cysts. It is fully healed now. I want to change my look for my upcom...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. You can wear colored contact lenses for one night; no harm in it, but you will be uncomfortable as your vision will be blurry. If you can manage with it, you can wear it for one night for your birthday. I wish you a happy 18 birthday in advance. Thank you  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my husband's eye problem.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a contact lens wearer for more than 15 years. He changed the contact lens brand as per optometrist advise. Within a week, he started rubbing the eyes and got a point of laceration and then infection in the right eye. The infection also has spread to the other eye. Six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you described and the prescription attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the corneal ulcer in both eyes after contact lens wear may be due to contact lens infection, infected lens solution or trauma during wearing or removing. ...  Read Full »

What Could The White Cloudy Area Around The Rim Of My Cornea Be?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a white cloudy area around the rim of my cornea a couple of days ago with no pain. After a couple of days, I used a rigid gas permeable contact wear. I have now woken up with pain in the same eye and it is now bloodshot around that one side. I decided not to wear the contact...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a corneal ulcer. The probable cause is trauma due to lenses or infected contact lens solution. Please do not use the steroid drop. You can have devastating consequences. The steroid drops will give you very mild relief but it will stop healing and promote th...  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

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 dispen...  Read Full »

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