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Has your eye doctor said you have keratoconus? If so, you may have had this eye condition for years without realizing it. Keratoconus occurs when the cornea thins out and eventually bulges out like a cone. This usually causes blurred vision, distorted vision, and increased light sensitivity, to name a few. It's hard to detect this progressive disease without specific tests.
Online learning has grown over the last decade as education and the internet merge. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, distance learning has somehow become the center of people's lives. The pandemic forced schools to increase the use of online learning. Does your kid sit for hours on end staring at their computers? Don't wait for them to complain about pounding headaches and eye fatigue. Whether they need prescription glasses or not, consider getting blue light protection for your child now.
Do you find it difficult to see distant objects but have no problem reading a book up close? If so, you could suffer from myopia. Myopia or nearsightedness is a common eye condition that affects people of all ages. In most cases, myopia is treated using eyeglasses or contacts. In some cases, it can be treated with eye surgery.
Cataracts are an age-related eye condition that mostly affects people over the age of 60. The eye lens is the clear structure that helps to focus images on the retina. A cataract develops when this lens becomes cloudy. This block or distorts the light passing through the lens, resulting in cloudy vision. The condition usually takes years before the lens becomes cloudy. It may not affect an individual’s vision for years after the initial onset.
Many children in the United States and worldwide are developing myopia or nearsightedness from an early age. Thankfully, though, there are effective ways today to slow its progression and prevent high myopia, which wasn’t readily available several years ago.
Statistics show that glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness in the United States and the rest of the world. The American Academy of Ophthalmology knows how glaucoma can worsen over time. Proper diagnosis and treatment can prevent vision loss. If you want to determine the proper diagnosis and care for glaucoma, here’s what you should know.
For healthy eyes, it’s important to visit an eye doctor every year. As part of the examination, the optometrist or ophthalmologist looks for a variety of things. Not only do they determine how well a patient sees, but they also look for signs of eye disease such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and so on.
Routine eye screenings aren’t only for adults. Unfortunately, many parents tend to overlook scheduling eye exam appointments for their children. It’s important to understand that vision problems in kids exist and are common. In fact, studies show that about 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-age children suffer from vision disorders.