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One of the best things you can do for your health is to take good care of your eyes. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and it is an opportune time to find out more about this eye disease. Glaucoma is a condition that affects the optic nerve. The nerve acts as a vital link between the eyes and the brain.
One of the most important things you can do is protect your eyes from injury. Doing so will keep your vision and eyes healthy throughout your life. Eye injuries can damage your vision or even lead to blindness. Fortunately, most eye injuries are preventable.
According to eye experts, diabetes is the primary cause of vision loss among adults. All people who have diabetes have a high risk of developing eye disease and the ensuing vision loss. Older adults are especially at risk of developing the disease.
Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. You can see things close to you, while faraway objects appear unclear and out of focus. The shape of your eye is the reason behind this focus error. When the natural shape of your eye increasingly elongates or curves, light rays will refract or bend in the wrong manner. It focuses pictures in front of your retina rather than directly on its surface.