Myopia or shortsightedness refers to the eye condition that can view the closer objects clearly, and distant objects cannot be seen clearly. The focus point is placed in front of the retina, resulting in the distant objects' blurred vision. It is corrected with the help of lenses, glasses, or refractive surgery.

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I have myopia with astigmatism in both eyes, but I feel very uncomfortable wearing glasses. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have myopia with the number -4.5 D in the right eye and 4.75 in the left eye, with astigmatism in both eyes. I have my prescribed glasses, and I use them, but after using them for more than two hours, I feel very uncomfortable and have eye strain and sometimes headaches also. It some...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Actually, you told me about myopia, but you did not say about astigmatism, which I found in your prescription (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity), the cylinder. Look, when we use the as...  Read Full »

I have myopia, and the power of my lenses has increased after being constant for 2.5 years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male and have been facing problems seeing distant objects since I was 15. I checked my eyes ten years ago and found the power of spherical minus 1.75 and cylindrical 1.5 in both eyes. I started using glasses and checking my eyes at regular intervals for two years...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is normal if your power has changed. I would like to ask certain important questions- Do you have a problem while reading? Did you check your near vision? Thank you.  Read Full »

Does my decreased myopia cause headaches around my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Two years back I grew some vision problem (myopia) because I think I used the phone a lot with full intensity at night. Till then my number has been increasing. Although now, I refrain from using gadgets at a high light intensity, till now I have visited the doctor ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns and please be reassured there is nothing to worry about. This kind of myopia will not cause any blindness. Even though most people's power stabilizes by 20 to 25, few may have progression all the way to 30, it is not usual but is still normal...  Read Full »

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 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 »

What does retinal detachment mean?

Query: Hi doctor, While blinking my eyes, some round shaped image is appearing in my left eyelid. I seek doctor’s advice and he said that I have a retinal detachment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The round images you see are called floaters. These are associated with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). With PVD there may be a break or hole in retina and that can lead to retinal detachment (RD). With retinal detachment initially there may be a cu...  Read Full »

Having Myopia, Should I wear UV sunglasses only on prescription?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having myopia and I wear power glasses. My doubt is that can I wear UV sunglasses or should I go for prescribed sunglasses?  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use UV glasses in your prescribed glasses. Actually myopia (near sightedness and using minus glasses) is a separate issue. While UV glasses (ultraviolet) are just a filter incorporated in your glasses that absorb UV light from the sun. No matter you are using p...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with spherical powers in eyes,How to control the progression of myopia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

My son has to blink consciously as he feels it is not automatic. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my 16 years old son. He is currently in class 10 and giving his board exams. He is academically oriented, has been always good in studies and wants to maintain his good image in front of his peers and teachers. Since last two months, he is having a few problems as fol...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description I do not think it is serious problem and diverting attention from the areas of concern should be the prime strategy. In case the simple measures of diverting attention do not help him I feel ...  Read Full »

I have myopia. What can I do to reduce power and quit glasses completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old boy and I have myopia (2.5 approximately in both the eyes) and I am wearing glasses since two and a half years. Now, I am thinking to quit glasses. What best can I do to reduce the power and quit glasses completely?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavna G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Myopia is a refractive error. The change in your refractive correction should be checked every six months to note any progression/improvement. Even a fundus examination is necessary. The refractive correction needed can be given either via spectacles or contact lens...  Read Full »

Why am I seeing a halo with a rainbow around it at night?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been seeing rings around lights whose outer edges are made up of rainbow at night. I already have floaters in my eyes. My spectacles have a large number of scratches, and I think it is because of that. But please tell possible causes and if it is serious enough to get checked in...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you are highly myopic. That is why you have floaters at this age. The symptoms you are telling occur in glaucoma. However, other reasons are also there, but myopics have a high chance of glaucoma too. In addition, you feel pressure in your eyes too. So do one t...  Read Full »

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