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Suffering from dry eyes is more than just an occasional inconvenience; it's a persistent condition that could lead to significant discomfort, affecting your daily activities. Dry Eye Syndrome is a common ocular issue that occurs when your tears can't provide adequate lubrication for your eyes.
When it comes to safeguarding the health and well-being of our families, we often tend to place the utmost emphasis on regular doctor visits, healthy eating, and physical exercise. While these are undeniably critical for maintaining overall health, the importance of routine eye exams is something that is often overlooked and under emphasized.
Contact lens care is a critical aspect of maintaining optimal eye health. As a contact lens wearer, it's essential to understand the importance of proper care, and the best practices that promote healthy and comfortable eyes.
Under normal circumstances each blink provides a fresh film of tears and a clean refractive surface to the eye while washing away debris. Over time debris from our environment builds up on the eyelids, creating inflammation, which in turn leads to a compromised, unstable tear film. Ocular Surface Disease (OSD), also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, is due to an imbalance in the tear film. Inflammation on the ocular surface leads to symptoms of fluctuating vision between blinks, burning, foreign body sensation, excessive tearing, redness, and itching.
As your eyesight starts to deteriorate, you may become more aware of needing an eye doctor. However, you may not know where to start. You may try ignoring the problem, until you realize it is getting worse. The more you delay your appointment with an optometrist, the more your eyesight deteriorates. Avoid the temptation to postpone this decision. Choose an eye doctor whose opinion you can trust and book an appointment.
Irritation, scratchiness, or a burning sensation in our eyes are some feelings that most of us are familiar with. Either dry eye or seasonal allergies can cause these. These two are some of the most common conditions affecting our eyes. The main problem is learning how to distinguish the two since their symptoms are similar.
Your eyes are among the heavy casualties of aging. You might have great vision, and maybe you have never had glasses or contacts, but aging might deliver some surprises to you. That’s why it is advisable that once you turn 40, you should get a comprehensive eye exam.
More than four million Americans over the age of 40 have low vision or are legally blind. Age-related eye diseases are the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Among the top age-related eye diseases are cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.