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How can my increased eye power be managed?

Q: I am a 22 years old male wearing spectacles for the last eight years. I cannot see objects at a distance. Currently, my right eye power is minus 7 and left eye is minus 5.5. My eyes power has been increasing with every eye check up. Only for the last one year, my power has been relatively steady. I consulted many doctors who told me that the thickness of my eyes is too little for laser surgery. I am working in a software company and hence work on the computer for long periods of time. I am afraid I will go blind soon. Please recommend me which type of monitor will harm my eyes the least- LCD or LED monitor? How can my eye power be managed?

A:You should continue to use glasses or contact lenses for correction of refractive error. You should also undergo regular annual eye check up and retinal check up in view of your myopia. You can consider ICL (Implantable Contact Lens Surgery) for removal of glasses if your corneal thickness does not allow Lasik Surgery and your power is stable. Proper ambient lighting and using ergonomically designed work stations will help reduce eyes strain. Taking frequent breaks by closing eyes during long hours of PC usage will help reduce strain. Any low radiation monitor will suffice. Both LCD and LED work very well.


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