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Eye power determines the clear and sharp vision of an individual. Eye power increases when an individual constantly strains their eye. Glasses or lenses may be required to help correct eye power and improve eyesight.

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Does my child need to wear glasses all the time for his astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5-years-old. We had an annual eye checkup, and he was diagnosed to have astigmatism in his eyes. My concerns are: Does he need to wear glasses all the time and throughout life? Can it ever fix or cure? If he does not wear eyeglasses, will it go worse, or will it stay like th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The answers are as follows; Yes, he needs to wear glasses constantly. You can do lasik or other procedures later only if it is necessary. Yes, if he does not wear glasses, it will worsen. He can undergo laser treatment after 20 years of age. I hope I have answered al...  Read Full »

I have disturbed vision. Is that due to the spectacles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have headaches because of my eye problem. When I checked my eyes, I got a + 0.25 number in SPH, and my doctor suggested using eyeglasses. This is the first time me wearing glasses. When I wear glasses, I see distant objects closer than they are, but when I do not wear glasses, I can see...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel + 0.25 is not a significant number, and I suggest you do not wear glasses. Even if you do not wear glasses, you will not have headaches with such a small number. Headaches can be because of reasons other than the eye. I suggest you visit a physician to rule ou...  Read Full »

Can laser help me to get rid of my glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I wear spectacles which are having powers of -8 in the right eye and -5 in the left eye and I did my test one year back. So is there any treatment to get rid of the glasses? And are there any laser or surgical procedures and treatments for my eyesight? I hope y...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. First of all, I want you not to worry. Before I tell you about the solution, I suggest you to answer a few questions. Since how long are you wearing glasses? How many times did you change your glasses for the change of power? When was the l...  Read Full »

Will I get a low-vision certificate as my vision is not stable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I have had vision problems since childhood, and my eye vision is not stable; day by day, it is increasing. During my childhood, my eye power was -4 D. Now, my eye power is -8 D. I also have a problem with reading and using laptops. Am I eligible to get a low-vision ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vision should get stabilized by this age. You have pathological myopia. Have you ever got any corneal topography or fundus examination done? What is your corrected and uncorrected vision? For a low vision certificate, the vision problem should not get corrected even ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a better treatment for myopia in children.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a five year old daughter who will be attending kindergarten this year. I have taken her to two different optometrists, who have indicated that she has myopia (both eyes are around -3 dioptres to -3.5 dioptres). My daughter has been reading books for hours everyday day since she ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your confusion. Your daughter has myopia, so it should always be undercorrected. So there is no question of giving a full prescription, and as she is very small, there is no need for bifocal as she would not be able to adjust. Whenever she is reading, sh...  Read Full »

If I were to access a device or screen with the power of +1.5, without my reading glasses, what font size is best? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, If I have the power of, say +1.5, and if I were to access a device or screen without my reading glasses, what font size would be the one for me? I am looking for a chart that gives me the optimum font size matched against the reading glass power. By optimum font size, I mean, by which...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are two ways to see clearly without glasses: 1. By keeping the screen away from the eyes. 2. By increasing the font size. There is no specific font size that can help you. A large font size will be required if you will keep th...  Read Full »

Is my eye power diminishing due to excessive masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have been masturbating since I was 10. Initially, I would masturbate twice a month, but now I do it three times a week. I have not yet reached puberty, thus my penis is little. Will it stop the growth of my penis? Due to a decline in eye power, I had to use power ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Masturbation will not stop your penis from growing. It will increase in proportion to your growing body size. The power of the glasses will increase, and stabilize at 18 years. Thus schedule a yearly eye test and us...  Read Full »

I have vision problems, and I do not want to use glasses. Will this worsen my eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor,Recently I got to know that I have a -0.75 D (right eye) and -0.25 D (left eye) number in my eyes (spherical) and got prescribed glasses. But even after wearing glasses, I experience terrible headaches and muscle tension around my eye. So I stopped wearing glasses. My vision without gl...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glasses help to see clearly. Whether you wear glasses or not, power becomes stable at 18 to 21 years old. As your age is 18, your power may increase a little gradually. I suggest you to reduce your stress. Try cold compress on your eyes. Restrict the use of mobile an...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter who is already using glasses have increase in power within months?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, who is around 11 years old, uses glasses of power -3 and 0.5 cylinders, but recently the optician said that her power has increased to -4.5 and cylinder to 2.5. What could be the reason for this sudden increase in power? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is a significant increase in the power than the previous power within months interval, possibly due to a condition called progressive myopia. I would suggest getting an eye check-up from an ophthalmologist. Thank you.  Read Full »

Objects appear small when I try to visualize them through one eye. What is the reason for my diminished vision?

Query: Hi doctor,Objects appear small when I try to visualize through one eye. My other eye appears normal. Spherical power in the right eye is 2.00 D and left eye is 1.00 D. Cylindrical power in the right eye is 0.75 D and left eye is 1.25 D. Axis in the right eye is 0.66 D and left eye is 114 D. Addition...  Read Full »

Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to are myopic for distance vision. During the age of 40 years, our eye muscles fail to accommodate and lose their power. So, it would help if you use a lens. This difference will not cause objects to appear smaller when looking through one eye only but remain of the same s...  Read Full »

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