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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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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 »

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 »

Does wearing spectacles with the wrong eye axis result in headaches and eye strain?

Query: Hi doctor, When I study for a long time, my eyes and head start to have pain and I showed it to the doctor but they found nothing. But when I showed my glasses of -0.50 to a specs shop he told me that I am wearing 170 to 175 degree lenses instead of 180 degrees. Does this difference in degrees affe...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Headache can occur due to numerous causes including stress, migraine, refractive errors, sinusitis, glaucoma, and high blood pressure. You have a condition called astigmatism. In this condition, the cornea is not completely spherical but they are oval-shaped like an egg...  Read Full »

Why do I have eye pain even after using new glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eyes problem since last four years due to regular eight hours computer use. There is burning also sometimes and reading puts stress on eyes. I consulted a doctor and started using Softdrops daily three to four times before computer use, and taking Retinox tablets period...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of dry eyes (computer vision syndrome). There is no permanent cure for dryness. Power on both your eyes is negligible (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, if there is no headache then you can avoid these glasse...  Read Full »

What are the alternatives to LASIK for eye power correction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 36 years old. I have eye powers 3.75 in my right eye and 2.75 in left eye both high cylinder. I have doctors prescription for glasses but after I bought the prescription glasses, I can read only for a few seconds and immediately printed text looks double. In the morning, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By going through your query I could understand that you are not able to tolerate your glasses. Glasses even though they correct your vision, the muscle balance can be achieved only after a few weeks of adjustment. During this period the glasses are to be continuously wo...  Read Full »

Can I wear my old glasses after my retinal detachment surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I wear my old glasses after my retinal detachent surgery? The surgery was done 10 days back.  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have refractive power of eyes and hence the glass power is likely to change after a RD surgery due to a number of causes. Firstly, the liquid inside your eye is removed (vitrectomy) in retina surgery and replaced by a gas or a silicon oil. All these changes the ...  Read Full »

Are spherical numbers of -4 and -2.5 concerning in a 4-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find the eye report of my 4-year-old son. He is not getting much issues in walking, in long-distance reading and in anything, but in the eye test report he got -4 and -2.5 spherical numbers in the eyes. Is it a very serious number? I am very tensed as I thought - 4 is a very bi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your attached photo. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are both spherical and cylindrical powers in both of his eyes. This power is large for a 4-year-old boy and I understand your concern. Regarding the cause, the given age,...  Read Full »

The sphere during eye exam has come to -2 from -3.25. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, During my last eye exam, a couple days ago, my eye doctor stated I needed lab work drawn due to a drastic change in my eyes. The sphere was -3.25 bilateral two years back and now is -2.0 bilateral. What is the concern?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that your eye power has changed quite a bit in two years. The change that we normally expect to see in you would be more on the minus side that is to say that your power must naturally progress to more on the minus side than becoming less. We see these chan...  Read Full »

Why there are red eye, tearing, and uncontrolled pupil movement on wearing glasses in 9 years old?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 years old. He got his first prescription glasses two years ago, and it was 1.00 and 1.25. Since he started to wear glasses, he had red eyes, tearing, and after some times pupil goes side to side out of control. Then we were referred to an ophthalmologist. He said my son's s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did he undergo cycloplegic refraction? Cycloplegic refraction means, children cannot be tested for glasses like adults. For children, we have to first put drops like Homatropine to dilate their eyes and then optometrist has to do a retinoscopy to determine the number...  Read Full »

Objects appear small when I try to visualize them through one eye. Why?

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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