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 it necessary to wear glasses all the time for eye power -0.5 and -0.75?

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 »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

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 spec...  Read Full »

Contact lens not removed from eyes in 10 years. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband has not removed his contact lens from his eyes in over 10 years he says. He cannot remove them. Please let me know what he should do.  Read Full »


Dr. K K Agrawal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. If contact lens has been there for the last 10 years, then it would cause a lot of problems like redness, watering, itching, pain, blurring of vision. I do not think the contact lens is still there. You should still consult an Ophthalmologist for an eye exam to ascertai...  Read Full »

Why is light spreading out on seeing bulb after wearing 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. Zubair A Shaikh

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 fa...  Read Full »

What are the drawbacks of using contact lenses over spectacles?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to use contact lens instead of normal spectacles. Could you please tell me the types of contact lenses available? Which one should I use? Are there any drawbacks in using contact lenses?  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spectacles are the first option for refractive errors and contact lenses are only secondary. There are many types of contact lenses in various brands. Commonly used are soft contact lenses. There are daily disposable ones, monthly disposable ones and those which can be...  Read Full »

How can I get my cylindrical eye power corrected?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done an eye test recently, and I found that I need a cylindrical correction too. Earlier I used spectacles only with spherical correction. My test results show 6/18, -1.25 DC × 95, 6/6 and 6/9, -0.25/-0.75 × 75, 6/6. I would like to know whether my eye power is too wea...  Read Full »


Dr. Skandha Harshita

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cylinder power is low, and there is nothing to worry. As there is astigmatism, the glasses have to be worn at all times. You do not need to wear glasses if you do not have symptoms like eyestrain or a headache. But if you have eyestrain and headache, you need to wea...  Read Full »

What is the best option other than glasses in case of keratoconus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye disorder (keratoconus). I would like to know whether I can continue wearing soft lens. The hard lens/RGP lens provides a lot of discomfort. Do I have other options apart from glasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder. This causes corneal thinning and leads to a conical shaped cornea. Soft lenses can be used, the silicone lens with hydrogel based ones in particular. Though RGP (rigid gas permeable) lens are preferred for better vision outc...  Read Full »

My contact lens has dried out. Can I use it?

Query: Hello Doctor, I did not use my contact lenses for two weeks. When I opened the lens case after 2 weeks, my coloured (monthly) lenses had dried out. One of the them seems to be a little smaller. Can I use it?  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com   I suggest you not to use the lenses.   Because the solution which protects them from microbes has dried out, there are chances of acanthamoeba infections.   So it is better to change the lens to prevent infections. Consult an eye care ophthalmologist online to choos...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options available for dilated pupil?

Query: Hi Doctor, I had a serious eye injury before 10 years due to cricket ball hit. At that time, my pupil got enlarged and dilated. Can it get treated now?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After blunt trauma, pupil constrictor muscles may be damaged and that causes permanently dilated pupil called traumatic mydriasis. This just causes mild blurring or photophobia in bright light due to large aperture. But, in case of trauma, there are more important thin...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain in left corner of my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the left corner of left eye since three months. I am a 33 year old female. I am using Ocurest, Cyclo tear and Systane. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, it needs to be evaluated as to why there is pain for so long. If there is swelling, then it can be stye or chalazion which may be causing pain. The drops you are using will not help you in relieving pain in any way.  You can send pictures of your eyes and old reco...  Read Full »

My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. Objects double and get dizzy. How to improve?

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. I feel very uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses.  When I see, objects double and get dizzy. How to improve? Age - 17 years/ female.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the power difference in RE and LE is -6 ds, it is inducing double vision because of the difference in image size produced by the spectacles. Since you are only 17 years old, we need to wait until 18-20 years of your age for your eye power to stabilize, and to think...  Read Full »

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