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Frequently Asked Questions about Myopia

Last Updated on Sep 24, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about Myopia

1. Which specialist should I see for the correction of myopia?

You can consult an ophthalmologist.

2. Are contact lenses good for my eyes? Can they cause damage to the cornea?

Contact lenses have proven to be a healthy vision option for millions of people. But only your eye care professional can determine if they are healthy for you. If you follow all prescribed steps for inserting, removing, and caring for them, contact lenses will continue to be safe and effective. You also need to see your eye care professional regularly to ensure long-term corneal health.
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3. At what age can one begin to wear contact lens?

As soon as the need for vision correction is identified, contact lenses are a viable option. In fact, they have frequently been used in premature infants, who sometimes have vision problems. With proper care and lens maintenance, infants, young children, teens, and adults of all ages can use contact lenses effectively. However, for routine use especially in children, spectacles are more practical.

4. Is it true that there are some contact lenses that can actually slow or even control myopia?

Many contact lens specialists agree that the use of Oxygen Permeable, or RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses, that are rigid by construction, may slow or retard the progression of shortsightedness, whereas spectacles or soft contact lenses offer no benefit of this type.

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indian200991

Sir,
My daughter is myopic(-1&-7.5). Should she wear glasses throughout the day or only while watching TV? When can she start wearing contacts(she is going to be 19 soon)?

littlebit

she should wear her glasses right through the day or get lenses, because lenses, you dont have to take off any thing, unlike glasses

vv1201

SPH CYCl AXIS
-5.00 -0.25 160
-5.50 -.50 10
Sir, I am a 20 year college student. My power s constantly increasing. Doctors say that power should remain constant by this time. Is there any cure for this..so that I could be free of my specks..or any kind of surgery? Is there any problem because of this constant increase? I have no aother ailment

Kindly suggest the best possible surgical treatmnent for my eyes so that there are no furthur problems.

S.PRASAD

SPH CYL AXIS
R -7.50 -1.00 20
L -8.00 -2.00 160

Sir, I've determined to correct the vision of both my eyes. The satus of the same is mentioned above. I'm an healthy male with no co-existing disease what-so-ever & aged 37 & half. Kindly suggest me the best possible surgical treatement for both my eyes & what can be the cost & duration of recovery.

Harkeerat19

I would recommend to try natural therapy at your nearest center as it has no side effects and is 100% risk free.

silva

my daughter is 12 years old she suffer from miopia diseases. Now the glases number are -7.5
my daughter cound not stay a day without of cocolat and eat very much salt before. is good for her to eat cocolat every day and do you think can be a didases that cause the miopia to my daughter. thank you

Harkeerat19

This is not due to any intake problem. Firstly is there a family history of poor vision? Secondly at that age the best prescribed opinion for you would be natural therapy.

samina

my son is 4yrs old..and suffering from myopia...i want to know how to correct his eye condition by any ways other than using glasses as he is not at such a age to wear glasses properly...

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