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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I am 23 years old and underwent surgery to fit a lens into my eye 10 years back. Can you suggest a permanent solution as I have problems with it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I had surgery to fit the lens inside the eyes after experiencing an injury in my right eye 12 years back. It happened while I had my contact lens. But after removing my contact lens, my eye has not been stable. I do not remember the medicines I used after sur...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Please upload your documents here for my review. After your injury, surgery was done to put an intraocular lens inside your eye. Now you are using a contact lens. Please elaborate on what you mean when your eyes are unstable. For example, y...  Read Full »

I have been facing trouble with slightly blurred or double vision after using my contact lens of power 3.0. Will the lens of power 2.75 improve it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have recently purchased contact lenses of power cylindrical number 3.0 and the spherical number 3.0 for both eyes. Since the first day, I have been facing trouble with slightly blurred or double vision, which does not resolve even after taking the utmost precautions. The number of new sp...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi,Welcome to going through your complaints, I could understand that you have an intolerance to contact lenses. It can be due to two causes, first due to the solution used for cleaning and second due to improper fitting.If it was due to a solution, the lenses could be reused a few day...  Read Full »

Can wearing contact lenses while swimming harm my vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I swam wearing contact lenses and water splashed onto them, then I continued to wear them for about 3 hours afterwards. I did not realize until I looked it up that this can be dangerous. What are my chances for any vision damage? should I get it looked at right away? Or wait until I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Swimming with contact lenses can damage your cornea, which is the circular black part of the eye. This can lead to irritation but also blurry vision and pain. The cause for this is mainly the cleaning agent used in swimming pools. I would ...  Read Full »

Why does the light spread out when I see through a toric lens?

Query: Hello doctor,My site vision is -4. I have been using contacts for the last six years. This time, I tried the Toric lens. After using them for a week, I noticed the light used to spread out when I see the bulb. Now today my one eyeball color is a bit faded from the top. Also, I have a migraine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the information you have given, your vision prescription is -4. You have not specified whether it is a spherical, cylindrical, or a compound power. You are also using a Toric contact lens, for the first time. The reason for seeing light spreading can be due to a faul...  Read Full »

Slept with my contacts on. Now, there is a white cloud blocking my vision. Help.

Query: Hello doctor,I slept with color contacts in my eyes and now I woke and took them out and there is a white cloud blocking my vision.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A photograph would have been very helpful for making a diagnosis. It is never advisable to sleep with your contacts. Here is the possibility of your situation: Epithelial edema - In this case, remove and stop wearing your contacts for one month. Start Hypersol eye...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment for my son to get back the iris in his eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has a genetic problem. Many doctors that we consulted say that he does not have irises in his eyes. He is only 14 months old. Is there any treatment? I also face the same problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think he has aniridia. I am sorry, but there is no permanent cure for this. But yes, you can try cosmetic contact lens, which will decrease photophobia. If his retina is fine, then this will help him. Regards. For more information consult an eye care ophth...  Read Full »

I have myopia. What can I do to reduce power and quit glasses completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old boy and I have myopia (2.5 approximately in both the eyes) and I am wearing glasses since two and a half years. Now, I am thinking to quit glasses. What best can I do to reduce the power and quit glasses completely?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Myopia is a refractive error. The change in your refractive correction should be checked every six months to note any progression/improvement. Even a fundus examination is necessary. The refractive correction needed can be given either via spectacles or contact lens...  Read Full »

What do my eye reports reveal and what can be the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to discuss my reports with the ophthalmologist. I have uploaded all the copies.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all the attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The third picture has not been uploaded completely but from the first two pictures all that I can make out are: In the left eye, you have frank keratoconus with both keratometry...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a cha...  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 D spherical and -0.75 Dcylindrical in both eyes? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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