Eye Power

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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Can myopia be reduced naturally?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild myopia. I have been prescribed glasses before five years. My first power was -0.25 and -0.5 dioptre. Now it is -2.5 and -3.0 dioptre. At first, my power got increased -0.5 in both eyes every six months. For the last one and a half years, it has got increased to -0.5 in both eye...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query and I understand your concern. Myopia does not resolve and only pseudomyopia resolves. For younger children, Atropine can be used as a prophylactic treatment and it is not effective for older children or teens. Exercises are followed for hy...  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 icliniq.com. 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 the following. 1. Reduce your stress. 2. Try cold compress on your eyes. 3. Restrict ...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy and headache whenever I wear my glasses. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been wearing the same eyeglasses prescription for a few years now. I recently had another eye exam, and not much has changed. However, every time I put my current glasses on I starts feeling dizzy. My vision does not seem quite right, and it is giving me headaches. They did adjus...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eye strain after a change of glasses might be due to over or under correction of glasses or improper spectacle frame and centration. So you need to recheck your refraction and lenses whether they are dispensed according to your prescription. If you are having trouble...  Read Full »

Why do I feel uncomfortable with my sports glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does everything look different or trippy? I recently got sports goggles for soccer with the same prescription as with my regular glasses. I feel so much more comfortable with my regular glasses that I almost want to keep playing sports with those glasses. I got the sports goggles ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very common for everyone to get these kinds of experience when they change glasses even with the same power glasses. This is because our eyes get adjusted to the glasses, even minor changes like the shape of the glasses, frames, interpupillary distance, a gap betw...  Read Full »

I have had vision problems since childhood, and my eye vision is not stable. Am I eligible to get a low-vision certificate?

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 icliniq.com. Vision should get stabilized by this age. You have pathological myopia. 1. Have you ever got any corneal topography or fundus examination done? 2. What is your corrected and uncorrected vision? For a low vision certificate, the vision problem should not get correc...  Read Full »

Can I use contact lenses of power less than my glasses power?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my glasses prescription with this. However, I have been using contact lenses with less power than my prescription glasses. Can you suggest the contact lens I can use with a power of -2 D spherical and -0.75 Dcylindrical in both eyes? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have astigmatism of -0.75D cylindrical in both eyes. The tear film underneath the contact lenses usually takes care of neutralizing astigmatism. Also, contact lenses are mainly prescribed with less than the glass's power. You can use -2.0 D...  Read Full »

Can you please help me convert my eye power for contact lenses?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a power of 4.00 SPH, cylinder 0.50, an axis of 180 on OD, and a power of 3.75, cylinder 0.50, and axis OD 165 on OS. What type of contact lenses should I choose? What should be the power of the contact lenses? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest a contact lens power of -4 in OD and -3.75 OS, the same as your spherical glass power. So buy Spherical contact lenses with the power mentioned above. The cylinder is insignificant when converting glass power to a contact len...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com.You 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 »

My 5-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with myopia. Should I go for under-correction glasses or peripheral vision management?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5-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 was...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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