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There are many different diseases and conditions that can affect our eyes. One of the most common is often known by the name ‘pink eye’. Its official name is conjunctivitis. Most people will suffer from conjunctivitis at some point during their lifetime. It can be very helpful to know the signs of the condition so that you can seek the right treatment as soon it develops.
Our vision is arguably one of our most important senses, but it is very easy to take it for granted. Unless we take positive steps to keep our eyes healthy, there is a very real risk that we will start to experience problems that could make our day-to-day life more difficult.
In the past, people identified glaucoma as a disease in which the eye is firm because of elevated eye pressure. But experts learned that this condition could still occur even when the eye pressure is normal. This makes it more challenging to detect. Are you at risk of developing this sight-robbing eye disease?
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the central part of the retina or the macula responsible for our sharpest vision. It is also one of the leading causes of visual impairment in older people.
These days, most of our time is spent in front of a digital screen. It could be a phone, a tablet, digital TV, or a computer screen. With the amount of time spent staring at a screen, it’s paramount that you protect your eyes from digital eye strain, blurred vision, and other ailments such as computer vision syndrome.
Innovations in the world of eyecare are making scleral lenses more dynamic. According to the National Eye Institute, more scleral lens choices are now available. The majority of gas permeable (GP) lens companies are currently offering at least one design option. People who need scleral lenses usually have eye conditions or refractive errors. If you want to know if you are a good candidate for scleral lenses, here’s what you need to know.
As an optometrist, I love hearing from my patients. Yearly exams give me the privilege of keeping up with them, and many have become friends. Having been in practice for over 16 years, it is not uncommon for me to have given college students their first eye exam as a child.