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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How to recover my eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with my left eye called astigmatism. My vision without glass is 1/10 and with glass it is just 3/10.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me your investigation report and other relevant details to comment further.Revert back with the reports to an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

Can myopia be permanently cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a congenital squint problem. Till 12 to 13 years of age, my eyesight was good. Then, I developed myopia. It is mainly because of television. Now, I am 21 years old and have power glasses of -3.5. Is there any permanent solution for my condition? Please explain even if it is a surg...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If you are not interested in glasses, then you can try contact lens or LASIK (a laser eye surgery). As your age is 21, your number will not increase further. Whether you wear glasses or not,...  Read Full »

Are specs needed for cylindrical power of 1 and 1. 25?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. His doctor told that he has a cylindrical power of 1 and 1.25. He also said that his muscle power is weak. Is it a must to wear eyeglasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your child. Yes, he definitely has to use glasses as you said that your child is having cylindrical power in both eyes. If he will not use glasses, then he will keep on complaining of headache and keep on squeezing his eyes, whic...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for peripheral vision problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from peripheral vision for the past one year. I cannot control my peripheral vision by ignoring the people just beside my main vision. It is much wider than foveal vision and it seems like I am staring the person. Please help me to resolve this.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is very rare and can happen both in neurological and retinal problems. Can you give more details about the problem? How it started and what is the duration? Do you have any history of injury? How old are you? Are you using any glasses? What is the vision? Please sen...  Read Full »

How will spectacle correction help in mixed astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me with my assignment. I am an optometry student. My question is what will happen to the foci when correction lenses are placed in the case of mixed astigmatism that has one focal point in the front, which is nearsighted and one behind the retina which is farsighted? Will...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition of one focus in front of the retina and another behind arises in mixed astigmatism as you have already mentioned. To correct this we prescribe toric lenses to the patient which as you must already know, have spherical and cylindrical components with o...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes look dilated after using lens for 12 hours?

Query: Hi doctor, I used contact lens for more than 12 hours and also applied eye drops twice. During that time, my left eye had slight pain. But, I ignored it. Next morning, left eye looks dilated and off center. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description you have given, it looks like you have contact lens induced keratitis. This means in simple language, that due to abuse of contact lens, your cornea has been injured. This could be serious. I suggest you that immediately remove your l...  Read Full »

How to get rid of glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have vision problem. I am unable to read books for more than half an hour. Also, I am not able to read for 10 minutes in computer. In my right eye the cylindrical power is -1 at axis 130 and in the left eye the cylindrical power was -0.75 at axis 40. What is the best ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got astigmatism. It can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. If you want to get rid of glasses, then there are different laser procedures like PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) or Femto-Lasik surgery. They are very safe and simple procedures. But, for the ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of spectacles when the eye power increases from -0.5 to -1.5?

Query: Hello doctor,My eye power is only -0.5, but now it has increased to -1.5. I think it is due to the side effects of Perinorm tablets, which I was taking before six months. I am currently taking homeopathic medicines to remove my glass. Please suggest to me how to get rid of spectacles?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you grow in height and built, similarly, your eye size changes, so as your glass number. Usually myopia (minus number) starts at 7-8 years of age and keep on changing till 20-22 years. Your glasses number is small. Keep using glasses and visit your doctor once i...  Read Full »

Can myopia of power +1.5 be cured with medicine or exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is detected with hypermyopia with power of +1.5. Can it be cured with medicine or exercise?  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is his age?  Read Full »

Is squint eye hereditary?

Query: Hello doctor, I doubt squint eye. Whether squint eye is hereditary, and is there any treatment for these?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Squint eyes are the eyes which are not appropriately aligned, each eye focus on a different object and send signals to the brain leading to confusion. Thus the child starts ignoring signs coming from squint eye (deviated eye) resulting in amblyopia or lazy eye. It ha...  Read Full »

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