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If you are switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses, you should know how to wear and care for them. Adaptation to the lenses could take some time, but you will enjoy their clarity and convenience. Knowing what to expect will help you adjust much faster. You will receive instructions about their wear and care during the contact lens fitting.
There are various ways to treat dry eye syndrome, eyedrops being the most common option. The success of the treatment will depend on factors such as the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. Unfortunately, most traditional treatments only provide temporary relief. Doctors looking at alternative options are increasingly recommending specialty contact lenses to treat dry eye.
Awareness of the potential benefits of scleral lenses is increasing. Yet, it still lags among contact lens wearers. Patients suffering from certain eye disorders may find them more comfortable. These lenses can benefit any patient with an irregular corneal surface. Each custom scleral contact lens patient receives a custom fit to ensure comfort.
The eyes help people take in the world around them and play a vital role in children's development. Eye and vision health is increasingly important for kids. It ensures their social, academic, and sports performances. Vision accounts for about 80 percent of classroom learning. Minor visual impairments can significantly impact kids' lives. Parents must be aware of common vision problems in kids.
If you use a computer frequently or for several hours daily, you may have experienced computer vision syndrome. It is a condition caused by prolonged digital screen use and is characterized by eyestrain, headaches, and dry eyes.
Diabetes is a condition that occurs due to the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar. It usually affects various parts of the body and can cause damage to the eye’s blood vessels. The damage can lead to vision issues such as blurriness. It can also cause eye diseases such as macula edema, cataracts, and retinopathy. Regular eye exams can help protect vision and detect eye problems in the early stages.
Dry eye is a common condition that happens when tears fail to provide necessary lubrication. Tears can be unstable or inadequate for different reasons. Producing poor-quality tears or tears that may not be enough can lead to inflammation or damage to the eye surface.
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an eye condition characterized by one eye becoming weaker than the other, affecting vision. It occurs in infancy or childhood, with the weaker eye worsening as the brain favors the stronger eye.