Common Eyesight Problems
Are you experiencing issues with your eyesight on a daily basis? Are you looking for a way to improve your eyesight or have your current issues diagnosed? At Mountain Eye Care, our clients can obtain high-end vision health services and products. Additionally, with this, we also like to provide the public with plenty of information about vision health and vision care products. In this article by Mountain Eye Care, we share some information about some common eyesight problems.
This leading cause of blindness is characterized by damage to the macula, the area of the retina that perceives light. Risk factors include age, smoking, female gender, and family history. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for macular degeneration. However, current treatments can slow the progression of the disease.
Refractive errors are one of the most common causes of vision problems. Refraction in the eye occurs when light passes through the cornea and the lens. Errors can occur as a result of the length of the eyeball, changes in the shape of the cornea, or natural aging of the lens. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are categorized by refractive errors.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and worsens over time. Associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye, glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision.
Presbyopia is the loss of the ability to clearly see close objects or small print. Part of the natural aging process of the eye, presbyopia is often confused with farsightedness but the two are not the same. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens in the eye loses flexibility, while farsightedness occurs as a result of the natural shape of the eyeball, which causes light rays to bend incorrectly once they have entered the eye.
The condition is known as “dry eyes” which happens when tear glands cannot make enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, causing itching, burning, and in rare cases, some loss of vision.
The above mentioned are just a few of the most common types of eyesight problems. If you think you are experiencing any of these eyesight issues, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Mountain Eye Care today.
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