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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Query: Hi doctor, I have RE -0.50 and LE -0.75. Should I wear glasses all the time? I am not comfortable with my glasses and need to change contact lenses instead of glasses, if it is possible. Can I change to contact lenses? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally yes, you must wear glasses all the time. Since this power is not high, you can avoid them while doing near work like while reading or working on mobile, etc. Yes, you can use a contact lens. For this, small power contact lenses will be of the same power as sp... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ch... Read Full »
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 »
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 ophthalmologist. There could be mil... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be dryness associated with contact lens use. I suggest you try use pf 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. Regards. Read Full »