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How Can I Prevent Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common and often chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to discomfort, irritation, and even vision problems. Experiencing dry eye can be a frustrating and debilitating issue, but the good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent and manage this condition.

Differentiating Between Viral, Bacterial, and Allergic Pink Eye

Pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, itching, and swelling of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. Understanding the different types of pink eye and their distinguishing features is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment Options for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects the shape and functioning of the cornea. The cornea, the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye, in a keratoconus condition, gradually thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This distortion leads to blurry vision and may cause light sensitivity.

Caring for Little Eyes: The Role of Pediatric Eye Exams

A pediatric eye exam is a comprehensive assessment of a child's vision and eye health conducted by an optometrist. Unlike the basic vision screening often done at school, a pediatric eye exam is more thorough, assessing not just how well a child can see, but also evaluating the overall health of their eyes.

Dry Eye and Seasonal Changes: How to Adjust and Seek Treatment

Have you experienced a burning sensation in your eye, blurry vision, or feel like your eyes are fatigued and you keep squinting? If so, you may be experiencing dry eyes. While dry eye is not serious, it presents discomfort in the eyes. The condition leaves you with eyes that do not produce enough tears or with tears that are too thin to nourish or lubricate the eyes. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage to the eye's surfaces.

The Causes and Risk Factors of Myopia

Myopia is the leading vision issue in the U.S. and worldwide. In the past 40 years, the number of people with the condition has increased by over 25 percent.

The Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams

Your child's vision is integral to their overall health. It is vital as they learn about 80 percent of everything through observation. Most pediatric doctors perform screenings during physical exams of children and infants. However, experts recommend a thorough examination by a qualified doctor.

What Are Scleral Lenses, and How Can They Help Me?

Contact lenses make it easier for people with poor vision to perform daily tasks. Regular soft contacts lie on the cornea however many patients have corneal irregularities or astigmatism that make soft lenses unsuccessful. Ask your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses if you have a problem with regular contacts. Scleral lenses are gas-permeable lenses that allow oxygen to reach the cornea unlike those in the past. These lenses are ideal for those with dry eyes or who have had eye surgery for many reasons.

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