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Increased eye power and use of contact lenses

this is from i am 24 yrs old. i have a eye sight problem for the last 10 yrs initially my power is -0.5 on both eyes and slowly increased up to -1.25 at 2010. within two years(2010-2012) my power is increased and reached -3.25 on both sides and also computer usage is drastically increased in last two years. previously i didnt use computer/ laptop. but now days i used computers more than 15hrs a day. As my profession civil engineer, i need to study the drawings very keenly and throughly for a long time.... **usually i used spectacles last four month i am using contact lenses . is there any adverse effect will create in my eyes???
Asked On : Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
dear sureshduraikannu, welcome to hcm.
I would strongly recommend you to switch over to spectacles. Since u are a civil engineer by profession, I believe u'll hav to hav a site visit frequently. this always carries risk of dust and minute particulate to come in contact with the contact lenses and always a higher chance of developing a corneal ulcer., which is very difficult to treat once developed.
the power variation is because of the increased work load and strain on the focussing mechanism of ur eyes. prefer to give breaks every 10mins in between working in front of the computer. stop staring at the monitor every 10mins and focus on a distant object for 20-30secs to let ur eyes shift the focus and reduce the strain.
I strongly recommend u to reduce the brightness of the monitor to the least possible limits everytime.
Use a glass which is big enough to cover ur FIELD OF VISION to almost without any hurdles by the edge of the glasses. U can use Powered Sunglasses for ur site visit.
thank you:-)
Answered: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Vidhya's  Response
Contact lens are absolutely safe if you maintain a good hygiene. If you develop any redness or itching stop wearing them consult an eye clinic near by and then proceed.

Never leave them overnight.
Don't be in a hurry while placing and removing it.
Apply a drop of Refresh tears or any other lubricant eye drops after removing it everyday.

Apart from these you need not worry.
Answered: Tue, 1 May 2012
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