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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Is there any possibility of reducing eye power without using glasses?

Query: Hi doctor,I have -1.75 power in my right eye and the left eye is normal. Is there any possibility to reduce the power without glass? Can I reduce my eye power by doing any eye exercise and taking vitamin rich foods?  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 not interested in glasses then you can try contact lens or LASIK laser surgery. As your age is now 24 years, your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number be...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes sore after using contact lenses?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally put a daily contact for astigmatism in my eye, but I do not have astigmatism. I took it out right after because it really hurts. But, my eyeball is still sore. Could it have caused damage?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to corneal irritation caused by ill-fitting of contact lens. Please do not worry. Discontinue contact lens and use lubricating eye drop frequently. It will resolve by tomorrow. If it persists, then consult a local ophthalmologi...  Read Full »

Are contact lenses better than wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, My eye power is -5 on the left eye and -6 on the right eye. My doctor prescribed me glasses, but the glass is big. So, I avoided wearing glasses for a year. Will it cause any problem to the eyes? I do not like to wear glasses. I am thinking about contact lens. Please suggest me. What I...  Read Full »


Dr. David J Mathew

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your power is - 5 and - 6, then your vision will be very poor for distant objects. In order to see things which are not near, you will have to wear glasses. Contact lenses are also fine if you do not have dry eye or allergic conjunctivitis. Your treating eye doctor...  Read Full »

Can contact lenses cause conjunctivitis?

Query: I started to develop an issue after wearing contact lenses. I am an occasional wearer (typically 2-3x per week) and wear monthly’s. Over the last month, any time I have worn my contacts I wake up with redness/conjunctivitis in my left eye. I have worn contacts 1x a week this month and it has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query, How many years have you been wearing contact lenses? If it's been a long time, over a span of 10 yrs or so, you will likely start to develop intolerance to lenses. The protein deposits that accumulate on the lenses can cause a reaction on the undersurface of the eyelids...  Read Full »

I have a low vision in my right eye with number -18. Can it be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I have a low vision in my right eye with number -18. Can it be cured? What are the chances that it will come to my next generation?  Read Full »


Dr. David J Mathew

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, you have a high myopic refractive error (minus 18 diopter) in the right eye. I am assuming that the vision in your left eye is normal. If it is not, then please let me know. The right eye is likely to be amblyopic that is it did not receive e...  Read Full »

Why is my contact lens not comfortable?

Query: Hi doctor, Since I started using my new contact lens, I feel some pain in my right eye when I was blinking every time. As my eye is watering, I took my contacts out and now I am fine. I keep cleaning my contact lens and nothing is there, but still it irritates me. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every time you wear a contact lens, some protein gets deposited on its surface, which decreases oxygen permeability. Hence, a cleaning regimen is prescribed. What is the type of your lens? Is that a daily or monthly or six monthly disposable? Is it the first time you are ...  Read Full »

Why did I have blurred vision after sleeping with my contact lenses on?

Query: Hi doctor, Without remembering to take off my contacts, I slept with them on. It was only for three and a half hours. These are yearly lenses, so they are pretty thick. They are FDA approved but doctors normally do not recommend them. I woke up with my vision having a white haze. As the time goes b...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through what you have mentioned and feel that you do need an ophthalmologist appointment. The causes for such a foggy or hazy vision could be corneal edema. As you might already know the contact lenses do not permit good aeration of the cornea, this can c...  Read Full »

Is it alright to use Lastacaft eye drops after a laser cataract surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I am trying to get help for a friend who had laser cataract surgery last year. She has Lastacaft eye drops that she would like to use and would like to know if it is alright to use.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lastacaft (Alcaftadine) eye drops is an antiallergic drug. It usually should be used only after the advice of your doctor. If your friend suffers from ocular itching, then it is alright to use it. It will not have any side effects on the cataract surgery, but make sur...  Read Full »

I have blurred vision while using a contact lens. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My eye power for the glass on the left eye is cyl - 0.75 with 10 axis and on the right eye is cyl - 2 with 170 axis. I am using contact lenses. But, I have a problem when I insert the lenses. I feel blurred vision in the left eye. I am using contact lens with power cyl - 1.75 with 170 axi...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, with contact lenses this problem happens when there is a cylindrical power because axis should be correct. In a cylindrical contact lens, there is a marker on it that should be at 6 o'clock. If a contact lens is rotated during applying, then it will cause proble...  Read Full »

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