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Most of us have experienced irritation in our eyes. Nothing is more relieving than being able to remove an irritant from the eye. Sometimes, eye irritation can be the result of something invisible to the human eye and this is when doctors refer a person to an allergist, especially if the irritation is persistent. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.
Studies suggest that women have a higher risk of developing eye problems than men. Even so, many women like you don’t practice preventive measures against eye injury and loss of vision. It’s April, and as a woman, it’s the month for you to reassess your eye health. Do you want to know more about how you can protect your eyes and keep them healthy? Let’s talk about the necessary steps in doing so.
It is easy to take your eyes for granted, especially when you have a busy lifestyle and a demanding work schedule. To keep your eyes healthy and maintain good eyesight, you need to modify your daily eye care habits and seek the help of a reputable eye care specialist. Do you want to optimize your vision? Let’s discuss what you can do to achieve good eye health.
Most of us know that we need to take steps to protect our skin from the damage that can be caused to it by the sun. However, far fewer people realize that the UV light that is emitted by the most powerful object in the universe can also affect our sensitive eyes.
Patients are recommended to have comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years, or more frequently if they have been found to experience eye problems. The purpose of these exams is to thoroughly assess every aspect of the health and condition of your eyes. This is because many different conditions can potentially threaten their health, and in turn, your vision. One of the most common is glaucoma. As a result, glaucoma testing, which is a fast and painless process, is a vitally important part of any comprehensive eye exam.
A New Year is upon us, and with all of the resolutions that you may have been making, why not try to prioritize your vision? Corneal refractive therapy is often overlooked, although it is one of the least invasive procedures and still offers a clear daily vision without corrective lenses.
Have you ever noticed how many people around you wear glasses? Or do you know plenty of people who rely on contact lenses in order to be able to see clearly? The use of prescription correction solutions such as glasses and contact lenses are at an all-time high – a result of more people suffering from refractive eye errors than ever before. Refractive eye errors occur when there is an issue with the way that our eyes process the light that enters them. In someone with perfect vision, light is refracted through the eyes directly onto the retina, which receives the light and converts it into a signal that is sent to the brain via the optic nerve, telling us what we can see. When you have a refractive eye error, your cornea is an unusual shape, meaning that light is focused either in front of or behind the retina instead, causing the message sent through the optic nerve to be confused and vision to be blurred.