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Spectacles or glasses are devices made by mounting glass or plastic lenses in a frame and are usually used to correct problems with the eyesight. It helps correct refractory errors of the eye like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Spectacles used to protect eyes from dust and flying debris are called safety glasses.

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Why do I have blurry vision after wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an eye exam and was able to see clearly by the time the doctor was done with my exam. I ordered the glasses and they just arrived yesterday. I out them on and it is as if I am not wearing glasses because with the glasses or without the glasses everything is blurry. I told ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you told your vision was fine with the glasses or lenses your doctor uses during eye exam and now you are having trouble with your glasses then most probably you need to recheck your glasses if they are dispensed according to your prescription or is there any error. ...  Read Full »

Please advise on the best approach for my child's amblyopia.

Query: Hi doctor,My child was diagnosed with amblyopia, having unaided visual acuity of R 6/60 and L 6/6 after complaining of blurry vision for a few weeks. Please provide me with guidance.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. I am sure the amblyopia has been present since her early childhood. Or is it a new onset? Can you remember any incidents of hurt or trauma to her head or eyes during her early c...  Read Full »

What is 6/6 in both eyes and 6/5 uniocular vision with glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, What is meant by 6/6 right eye, 6/6 left eye and 6/5 uniocular vision with glasses?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In laymen terms, 6 by 6 means scientificly defined perfect vision. In medical terms, 6 by 6 means what you see from six meters, a person with normal vision also sees it from 6 metres. 6 by 5 means what a normal person sees from 5 metres you see it from 6 metres only me...  Read Full »

I am using glasses continuously and feel odd without that. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, As I use glasses continuously whenever I put them off, my eyes start asking for them, and I feel discomfort. For some time it will be fine to put eye lens for 2-3 hours. If I do not wear specs for 3-4 hours, will it affect my power?  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you describe, you have become addicted to your glasses. Your age permits you to wear lenses, and that will provide you with even better correction and vision. But, to better evaluate your condition, I require to know your refraction and the power of your sp...  Read Full »

What are the complications of not wearing spectacles for 1.5 eye power?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has 1.5 cylindrical power in the left eye only. She has no problem without glass. If she does not use spectacles will there be any problem in future?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. This power of 1.5 cylinders although relatively small, needs to be adequately corrected. You see, each part of our body is dependent on our users for its development. The part we use the most tends to develop more, and the area we do not u...  Read Full »

Can I wear zero power glasses while using laptop?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are 20/20. I am a coder and have to sit 16 hours in front of the laptop. Should I wear glasses of zero number while using laptop? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello. Welcome to It is great you having good vision without glasses. There is no need to wear glasses while using laptop. The most common problem that people encounter while using digital screens for a long time is dry eyes. Because, they keep staring at the screen and do not blink ...  Read Full »

My daughter has accommodative esotropia. Is surgery needed?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-1/2 year old daughter is diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (crossed eye) and is recommended to wear glasses. And she has been wearing them for a month now. But, when I remove the glasses, the eyes still look crossed. But, looks fine when she wears the glasses. Is there a surg...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Accommodative esotropia is in a way good type of squint. Because, it is treated by wearing glasses. Good thing is that your daughter is diagnosed and treated early as late treatment may not be helpful. Just keep wearing glasses and it will improve over period of years...  Read Full »

Can wearing eyeglasses without eye problems cause issues?

Query: Hello doctor, Does wearing an eyeglass for a long period of time for the sake of fashion will cause any eye problem or dependency in my life? I have purchased eyeglass from a reputed store. From my childhood, I do not have any eye problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Actually, it is one of the rare times that I find someone put glasses with no need for it, most of the people try to get rid of them by lenses or laser, this case makes sure my idea that eyeglasses sometimes add beauty to the person. However, while you put glasses wh...  Read Full »

I have eye strain from prolonged computer use. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38 year old male. I spend nearly 12 hours in front of the laptop every day due to the nature of my work. I have a cylindrical power of -.75 in my right eye for almost five years now. However, nowadays I feeling eye strain. At my workplace, a doctor advised me to use spe...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This condition is very common when you work for long on the computer and is called computer vision syndrome. You do not need special glasses. Rather, you can keep a screen guard over your computer to protect yourself from UV-rays (ultraviolet). Keep your computer at a ...  Read Full »

I have double vision and feel dizzy. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. I feel very uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses.  When I see, objects double and get dizzy. How to improve? Age - 17 years/ female.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since the power difference in RE and LE is -6 ds, it is inducing double vision because of the difference in image size produced by the spectacles. Since you are only 17 years old, we need to wait until 18-20 years of your age for your eye power to stabilize, and to ...  Read Full »

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