Selection Of Contact Lens Size For Minus Eyes?

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Night, I have minus -5.5 right eye and -5 left eye. If I want to use a contact lens, what minus size should I use? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Fauzia,


Minus eye is a refractive disorder that often occurs. This condition is due to the light reflected from an object entering the eye through the cornea, which is unfocused, thus interfering with vision. In the eyes minus the symptoms that can arise such as difficulty seeing something, difficulty driving a vehicle, when looking far it needs to squint, the eyes feel tense, the eyes feel tired, headaches, or frequent blinking.


To overcome this, first of all it is necessary to do a sharp visual examination before determining the next action. If you get a minus eye it is also necessary to assess whether there are other disturbances such as a cylinder. To overcome this it is necessary to make corrections such as wearing glasses or wearing contact lenses. In addition, corrective surgery can also be performed such as LASIK surgery.


If you are going to use glasses or contact lenses, it needs to be adjusted to the size of the eye disorder such as minus -5.5 eyes, so it needs to be in accordance with the size. If the right and left eyes are different then they need to be used according to their respective sizes. Check with the ophthalmologist to find out the condition of the disorder experienced and plan follow-up.


May be useful,


dr. Adhi P.

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