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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Why is my sight still blurry 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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it necessary to wear glasses all the time for eye power -0.5 and -0.75?

Query: Hi doctor, I have RE -0.50 and LE -0.75. Should I wear glasses all the time? I am not comfortable with my glasses and need to change contact lenses instead of glasses, if it is possible. Can I change to contact lenses?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally yes, you must wear glasses all the time. Since this power is not high, you can avoid them while doing near work like while reading or working on mobile, etc. Yes, you can use a contact lens. For this, small power contact lenses will be of the same power as spec...  Read Full »

Why does everything look different through my sports goggles?

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

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 »

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

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 »

What are the alternatives to LASIK for eye power correction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 36 years old. I have eye powers 3.75 in my right eye and 2.75 in left eye both high cylinder. I have doctors prescription for glasses but after I bought the prescription glasses, I can read only for a few seconds and immediately printed text looks double. In the morning, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Skandha Harshita

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By going through your query I could understand that you are not able to tolerate your glasses. Glasses even though they correct your vision, the muscle balance can be achieved only after a few weeks of adjustment. During this period the glasses are to be continuously wo...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Suffering from eye strain with mild headache around eyes. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. In postal department, I am working continuously with computer from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. For the last three months, I have been suffering from eye strain with mild headache around the eyes (near eyebrows). Almost the whole day I am feeling the pressure on my eyes. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has diagnosed it correctly. It is computer vision syndrome (CVS). Treatment includes blink, blink and blink a lot. Do cold compresses. Do not use Tobramycin. Take rest for five minutes after every two hours of work. Use antiglare glasses. Continue Refresh ...  Read Full »

My kid's eyeball size is quite big.What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday we had a consultation with an eye doctor for my kid. After diagnosis the doctor said "kid's eyeball size is quite big". He also said left and right eye have  "-4" power (not cylindrical) and retina is good. He also added that, at this stage we cannot do any thing and asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that your kid is having myopia (short sight). In myopia the eyeball size will be larger and no need to be worried about it. Since his retina is good he will do well. This is a commonly seen problem in children. This re...  Read Full »

What care and precautions do I need to take for the cylindrical vision?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 4.5 years old. He is having a cylindrical vision with -2.75 power on both the eyes. What care and precaution do I need to take?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keep regular follow ups with your optometrist and eye doctor for repeated refraction for every 3 to 6 months. His refraction will keep on changing till 20 to 25 years of age as the eye grows and the shape of the cornea keeps changing. The main thing is avoid...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain in left corner of my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the left corner of left eye since three months. I am a 33 year old female. I am using Ocurest, Cyclo tear and Systane. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, it needs to be evaluated as to why there is pain for so long. If there is swelling, then it can be stye or chalazion which may be causing pain. The drops you are using will not help you in relieving pain in any way.  You can send pictures of your eyes and old reco...  Read Full »

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