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Dry eye is a very common eye condition that will affect most people at some point during their lifetime. However, some will go on to battle with chronic dry eye that impacts their day-to-day life by making their eyes uncomfortable, their vision blurred, and sensitive to light. Dry eye usually occurs when the tear glands in the eyes don’t work effectively to produce enough fluid to keep the eyes moist, or if the tear film drains away too quickly. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help.
Medical emergencies can occur at any time. They can also affect any part of the body, including your eyes. Our vision is one of our most important senses, facilitating everything we do each day from moving around to cooking, working to participating in our favorite hobbies. Our eyesight also keeps us safe from danger, helps us to communicate and live an active and fulfilling life. Nevertheless, if a medical emergency that affects our eyes arises, it’s crucial to get help as quickly as possible.
Macular degeneration isn’t a term that many people are familiar with. However, it is a fairly common eye disease, particularly once we reach our senior years and can affect our vision enough to have an impact on our quality of life. It occurs when the cells of a part of the eye called the macula, found in the center of the retina and responsible for central vision and fine detail, are damaged.
Having regular eye exams is important for different reasons. Most people wait until they have a problem to go and have an eye exam. Eye exams help to detect eye problems, as well as other problems in the body. When scheduling for other checkups, an eye exam should also be on the list.
Statistics show that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and the rest of the world. The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines glaucoma as an eye condition caused by pressure that builds up inside your eye. It is an issue that damages the optic nerve that connects your eyes straight to your brain. You should have routine eye exams to catch glaucoma because this eye problem does not have noticeable signs. If you want to understand more about the diagnosis and care methods for glaucoma, here’s what you should know.
While many people enjoy the convenience of wearing glasses, some don’t like them. Many people today are choosing to wear contact lenses. You may feel that wearing contacts is better for your lifestyle. If you are thinking about getting contact lenses, it is important to understand the process involved. While it is a great option for most people, wearing contacts is not for everyone. The first step to wearing contacts is to get a contact lens examination.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is an eye disorder in which the corneal curvature or eye length increases. This causes you to have a clear vision when you look at objects that are close to you, and blurred vision when you look at objects that are away from you. The National Eye Institute says that a third of the U.S. population suffers from myopia. Delaying the progress of this eye condition is important, especially in children. If you want to understand how to slow down myopia, here’s what you need to know about myopia management (formerly known as myopia control).