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There’s hardly a need to overemphasize the importance of comprehensive eye exams in the early detection of eye conditions. One of these conditions is glaucoma. It so damages the optic nerve and limits your field of view that ignoring it can prove costly—eventually, it can make you blind.
Many people worldwide suffer from vision problems that affect their quality of life and eye health. You may be among them if you struggle with blurry vision. Specifically, you may have myopia if you cannot see things at a distance.
Contact lenses are a popular alternative to eyeglasses for correcting vision. They are convenient, easy to use, and offer a more natural field of vision. However, contact lenses require proper care and maintenance to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Below are ways to properly care for and maintain your contact lenses:
Colder weather can worsen dry eye symptoms due to harsh winds, lower humidity, and the constant use of indoor heat. These conditions can lead to quick moisture evaporation, resulting in gritty, irritated, swollen, and uncomfortable eyes. To ease the discomfort of chronic dry eye during colder weather, there are several things you can try:
Individuals of all ages can get eye infections. The symptoms are often bothersome, while others resolve on their own. However, some eye infections tend to be severe and can cause injury to the eye and lead to permanent vision loss.
Eye prescriptions may change regardless of whether your refractive error symptoms worsen or not. Some refractive errors can develop as early as when a child is six years old. It can also change as fast as they outgrow their clothing. As eyesight changes as you grow older, so does your prescription may need updating.