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Maintaining proper eye care is essential for good eye health and vision. For eye care, consuming a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts loaded with vitamins C and E, lutein, and zinc, is crucial. In addition, routine eye care can protect us from certain eye diseases and conditions.

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I want to know if selfies cause eye damage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Does taking close selfies on your phone with the flash on, cause any damage to the eyes, if done occasionally?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it will not cause any damage if done occasionally. It is important to know what kind of light will damage the cells, especially the UV rays and infrared rays. These rays will damage the light-sensitive cells of the retina and will cause damage to the vision...  Read Full »

I want to take proactive steps for my eye health. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman who works long hours on a computer and often experiences eye strain. I have heard that orthoptic exercises and practices can help alleviate eye strain. Can you guide specific routines or habits that may help reduce eye strain caused by extended screen time? Additi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This strain is the manifestation of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common when your tears cannot provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you do...  Read Full »

Is persistent irritation and discomfort a sign of dry eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I have been experiencing persistent discomfort and irritation in my eyes, which I suspect may be due to dry eyes. Kindly answer these questions: What are the common causes of dry eyes, and are there specific factors that might be contributing to my condition?...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if y...  Read Full »

I have eye strain from prolonged screen time. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I spend significant time working on a computer, and I have noticed increased eye strain. Can you recommend exercises or lifestyle changes to reduce eye strain associated with prolonged screen time? Furthermore, are there specific exercises that can also contribute to the prevention of c...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is computer vision syndrome. Use low-brightness screens, blue light filters, and anti-reflective coating on glasses. Also, get your refraction tested. If required, you may use spectacle correction and follow the 20-20-20 rule; it will be b...  Read Full »

I work more over screens. Kindly guide me on eye care.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a woman of 38 years old, never had to wear glasses so far. My eyes have been feeling strained and tired doc, especially after spending long hours in front of screens. It is affecting my focus and productivity, and I am wondering if it is more than just needing a break. Should I be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is computer vision syndrome. Kindly take off time from your screen job every 20 minutes. 1. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. 2. Use blue filters from the screen. 3. Use lubricant eye drops frequently. 4. Use eye shields while ...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female with dry eyes. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am writing to seek guidance regarding an issue I have been experiencing, which is dry eyes. 1. Can you explain what dry eyes are and what causes them? 2. What are the typical symptoms associated with dry eyes? 3. Are there specific signs that I should be aware...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dry eyes are multifactorial in nature. Computer vision syndrome is a most common occurrence, which can be reduced by reducing screen time and using the 20-20-20 rule while working on screens. Using lubricant eyedrops frequently. Blue light...  Read Full »

I recently had multiple visual migraines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I need your advice, please. I am a 44-year-old working mother of three children and normally in great health. In the last 20 years, I have had about three visual migraines. There is no headache and I get back to normal 30 minutes later. This week, I had a visual migraine on Monday, fel...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related tostatus migrainosus, which causes a temporary dysfunction of some brain regions related to persistent migraine attacks. For this reason I would recommend performing a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (which would be better compare...  Read Full »

What is the cause of dark vision when I wake up?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes when I wake up, the eye that I was sleeping on, the vision will be dark as if I pressed on it too hard, and the vision comes back within seconds of sitting up or moving my head around. What is this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Any phenomenon like this where the vision comes back and happens on a regular basis is due to a transient break in the tear film over the eyes. It is not something to worry about. In case you think you might have pressed your eyes, you will definitely experience pain ...  Read Full »

Is a nerve issue causing flying corpuscles in my vision?

Query: Hi doctor, On certain surfaces like light or plain background and dark surface I see some flying corpuscles in my vision. My eye check-up is normal including retina check. Doctors said because of this isolated symptom one cannot suspect any nerve problem. When I wake up at night, these flying corpu...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This symptom is very common in many normal individuals. It is said to be due to altered blood supply to eye in cases like anemia. Many people get tiny flashes moving around after they get up from sleep. You need not be bothered unless there is decreased vision. You can t...  Read Full »

Can I take vitamin A tablet to improve my vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I wear specs. Can I take vitamin A chewable tablets daily to make my vision good? Will it cause any problem? Kindly share your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unlike common perception, taking Vitamin A does not improve eyesight or decrease spectacle number. It only prevents night blindness and xerosis. So, vitamin A supplements will not help. Vitamin A in excess amount is extremely harmful and has a potential to raise intracran...  Read Full »

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