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Value of Routine Eye Exams

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.

Diagnosing and Care for Glaucoma

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.

Process of Contact Lens Exams

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.

Slowing Nearsightedness With Myopia Management

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).

UV Protection for the Eyes: Sunglasses

One way to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun is by wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses & Importance of Sun Protection

Most people put on sunglasses during summer or at the weekend. However, sunglasses play a very important role in protecting your eyes. The sun emits UV rays which are harmful to the eyes. The glare from the hot sun damages the eyes as well. Different sunglasses give you protection from different situations. Polarized sunglasses offer maximum protection against harmful sun rays. Tinted sunglasses protect your eyes from glare. Here are the reasons why you should protect your eyes from the sun.

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Regular vision screening by your pediatrician is insufficient. You should bring your child to a pediatric eye doctor for proper routine pediatric eye exams. The American Optometric Association says that there should be a set schedule for pediatric eye exams. Such eye exams are crucial from infancy. If you want to understand the importance of adequate routine eye exams, here’s what you should know.

Preventing Dry Eyes During Allergy Season

Dry eye syndrome and eye allergies are not the same things, although they are often confused for one another. Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes aren’t able to make enough natural tear film, or it drains too quickly. It can also occur if the substances that make up tear film aren’t perfectly balanced. The symptoms of seasonal allergies are very similar to that of dry eye syndrome, but with one distinct difference – itchiness.

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