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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I am an 18-year-old with disturbed vision. Do I have retinal issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have spectacles. I have a disturbed vision. Do I have any retinal issues? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. When was the last time you got your eyes checked? It might just be an issue of change in your power of glasses. Another issue might be vitreous degeneration which happens early in myopes or people who wear negativ...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old male who wears spectacles with power in both my eyes. Can laser or any surgical treatment help me to get rid of my glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I wear spectacles which are having powers of -8 in the right eye and -5 in the left eye and I did my test one year back. So is there any treatment to get rid of the glasses? And are there any laser or surgical procedures and treatments for my eyesight? I hope y...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. First of all, I want you not to worry. Before I tell you about the solution, I suggest you to answer a few questions mentioned below: Since how long are you wearing glasses? How many times did you change your glasses for the change of power?...  Read Full »

Left eye starts watering when I see bright light. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I have noticed over the past several months, that I have been favoring my right eye more (monocular vision). My right eye is my dominant eye. I have been leaning in that direction to read. I can still see out of my left eye but the focus is from my right. I have s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your eyes. It looks absolutely normal. Your symptoms appear to be related to eye fatigue and tiredness due to continuous reading. Also there dominant eye can be changed with little eff...  Read Full »

I find my eyesight weak when I take off my glasses and normal when I put them on. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weak eyesight problem, and I started to use glasses just two months before. When I take off my glasses, it seems like my eyesight has become weaker, but everything is perfect when I put on my glasses. What is the problem with me? I do not want to use glasses. Is there any other wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal phenomenon when you use your glasses for the first time. Before using glasses, the eye squeezes itself and partly corrects the vision defect by itself, but that results in eye strain. After you start using glasses, the eye stops straining and sque...  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 »

Is laser treatment better than wearing specs for vision problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know to weather the laser treatment is better than continuing specs for vision. What would be the drawbacks of laser treatment, is it very complicated?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is quite a common question youngsters ask. The best answer to this is it depends on you and your daily activities, profession, and lifestyle, etc. For example, if you want to take up professional sports, modeling, enjoy adventure sports, few jobs in the armed fo...  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 »

Are there any treatment options available to stop the progress of cataract ?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from rapidly progressive kidney disease, for which she has been on Prednisone for the last four months. As a side effect of the drug, she is developing cataracts in her eyes. She usually wears prescription glasses, but recently her eyesight improved, and upon examin...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. One of the side effects of steroids is cataract formation. As you said, it is in the early stage, and it need not be operated. It may take years to become a mature cataract. As for the prevention of cataracts: there are no proven methods...  Read Full »

Will it be harmful if I use the glass power of the normal eye for lazy eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I had cataract operation four months ago. My left eye vision has improved from +5.0 to +2.5 with glasses. My right eye vision is +7.0. My right eye is a lazy eye, which my brain does not use. I only look through my left eye. Since I do not use this right eye, can I make the right lens of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your one eye is amblyopic, so vision will not improve with any lens power. Yes, you can use glasses of same power (+2.5 D) in both the eyes. This will not have any harmful effect on your eyes.   Read Full »

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