Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses refer to the lenses that are made of soft, flexible, durable plastic material that allows oxygen to pass through the cornea. It can be easier to handle and adjust compared with rigid permeable lenses. Recently, soft lens materials such as silicone -hydrogels have been used, giving the eyes more oxygen.

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Which applicator suits best for soft contact lens?

Query: Hi doctor, I am newly wearing non-prescription soft colored contact lenses. The applicator tool I ordered is very difficult to use to insert the contacts in. I had no luck inserting one lens into my eye. There are other applicator tools such as DMV soft lens handler and the Optiwand soft contact ...  Read Full »


Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, most of the applicators are for scleral contact lenses and for inserting prosthesis. But as far as soft corneal lens is concerned, there is less need for the applicator, as it can be comfortably inserted with a clean finger. If you insist on buying you can get o...  Read Full »

What are the drawbacks of using contact lenses over spectacles?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to use contact lens instead of normal spectacles. Could you please tell me the types of contact lenses available? Which one should I use? Are there any drawbacks in using contact lenses?  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spectacles are the first option for refractive errors and contact lenses are only secondary. There are many types of contact lenses in various brands. Commonly used are soft contact lenses. There are daily disposable ones, monthly disposable ones and those which can be...  Read Full »

How to choose contact lenses for my power?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to buy contact lenses. I have a spectacle power on both my eyes. The power in my right eye is -2.75, cylinder - 0.50, and axis 20. In the left eye - 2.75, cylinder - 0.75, and axis 20. Please recommend what lens I should opt for. I need a recommendation for both regular wear a...  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems from your history that you are having a refractive error in the form of myopia and astigmatism. This requires a correction by concave lenses and cylindrical lenses. You can go for the prescribed glasses or contact lenses. Coming to the choice of type of lense...  Read Full »

Why is there a difference between axis given by doctor and autorefractometer?

Query: Hi doctor, My cylindrical power in the right eye is -0.5 D and the axis of the power is coming 30 in the auto refractometer. But, my doctor prescribed me the axis of the power 180, and I could see even the smallest letters in the Snellen's chart with that glass. So, I want to know why there is a hu...  Read Full »


Dr. Rasmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You see, ten by ten or six by six mean the glasses are good and suitable. For the difference, actually, the difference is 30 and not 150 and I will explain it to you. The cylinder and its axis is a piece of the rod without base and head, both ends are same. Now imagine ...  Read Full »

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