Spectacles

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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What is the treatment for squinted eyes in an eight-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 months old. She is having a squint or misaligned eyes. Please let me know the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we need to check if the squint is a true squint or pseudo squint. If it is a true squint then, the first step is cycloplegic refraction. We will instill Atropine ointment for three days, and then we will check if any glasses are required or not. If there is a signi...  Read Full »

What is the best option other than glasses in case of keratoconus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye disorder (keratoconus). I would like to know whether I can continue wearing soft lens. The hard lens/RGP lens provides a lot of discomfort. Do I have other options apart from glasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder. This causes corneal thinning and leads to a conical shaped cornea. Soft lenses can be used, the silicone lens with hydrogel based ones in particular. Though RGP (rigid gas permeable) lens are preferred for better vision outc...  Read Full »

My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. Objects double and get dizzy. How to improve?

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 icliniq.com. 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 think...  Read Full »

I have low self-confidence due to my lazy eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female and my concern is that I think I have a lazy eye or I might be cross-eyed. I have attached a few pictures. I have consulted many eye care specialists in the past, and they always say my eyes are fine and that because of the epicanthic fold in my eyes, they app...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like you have either cross eyes or squint. Regarding lazy eye, we have to check your eye power. Do not be disappointed. Telecanthus is present, which means that the distance be...  Read Full »

What is the tiny blood trapped lesion under the nose pad of my glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, and I wear power glasses for my vision. A couple of months after wearing my glasses, a tiny circle appeared on the left side of my nose where my glasses rest. It almost looks like a little bit of blood trapped underneath my skin. When I look at it, it seems pretty...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is spider angioma. It is also known as spider nevus or spider telangiectasias. It manifests as a solitary lesion, and it is a benign and harmless entity. There is usually a central red dot, indicating a small ves...  Read Full »

I experience white haze more with contact lenses. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a contact lens and glass user. I had not worn my contacts for three days but changed the solution each day. I put my contacts on today and noticed that it looked like I saw a white haze. The weird thing about it has I only noticed it when an area is not well. I thought that it is bec...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be two reasons. The lenses may have micro scratches, and hence the blurring with contacts only. Sometimes the cornea starves for oxygen on using lenses causing epithelial haze or punctate spots. This can lead to haze. This happens because of protein built up ...  Read Full »

Will refractive error of the eye cause intense pain in the eye and head?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my close friends has been suffering from intense eye pain and headache for the past three to four days. She is taking Paracetamol 500 mg for headaches and using Lubricant eye drops for eye pain. But still, there is no relaxation from the pain. It might be that the spectacle power ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Intense pain is never due to refractive error. Can you please send me a close-up picture of her eyes without the flash? So that I can guide you accordingly.  Read Full »

Is there any possibility of reducing eye power without using glasses?

Query: Hi doctor,I have -1.75 power in my right eye and the left eye is normal. Is there any possibility to reduce the power without glass? Can I reduce my eye power by doing any eye exercise and taking vitamin rich foods?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try contact lens or LASIK laser surgery. As your age is now 24 years, your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number be...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

Are contact lenses better than wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, My eye power is -5 on the left eye and -6 on the right eye. My doctor prescribed me glasses, but the glass is big. So, I avoided wearing glasses for a year. Will it cause any problem to the eyes? I do not like to wear glasses. I am thinking about contact lens. Please suggest me. What I...  Read Full »


Dr. David J. Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your power is - 5 and - 6, then your vision will be very poor for distant objects. In order to see things which are not near, you will have to wear glasses. Contact lenses are also fine if you do not have dry eye or allergic conjunctivitis. Your treating eye doctor...  Read Full »

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