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Dry eye is a relatively common condition that can be temporary or chronic. Dry eyes occur when the eyes fail to produce enough tears. This may be because the tears are evaporating too fast or due to eye inflammation. Environmental factors may cause temporary dry eyes. The symptoms of chronic dry eye may get better, but they don’t go away entirely in most cases.
Your eyes play a considerable role in bringing the world around you into focus. Your eyes give you the visual perception of your surroundings, and this would be impossible without light. While light is vital for sight, some types of light, such as ultraviolet (UV) light, can lead to significant damage to your eyes. There are several ways that UV light exposure can negatively impact your eyes and vision. Over time, sun exposure can result in severe eye conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Are you looking for easy ways to guard your eyes against harmful UV rays? Read on to find out the steps you can take now to protect your eyes from the sun:
Eye problems are extremely common. While some are easily treated and won’t have any long-term effect on your vision, others can have much more serious consequences if you don’ receive the right sort of care. When it comes to the health of your eyes and your vision, it’s best to always speak to a professional and your eye doctor is the person best qualified to assess the problem that you are experiencing and recommend the best course of action.
More and more people nowadays turn to distance learning and virtual work setup. Unfortunately, anyone who spends at least three hours a day working on their computers is at risk of digital eyestrain. It’s a condition that describes a combination of eye and vision-related issues. These problems result from the prolonged use of digital devices. Are you wondering why your eyes hurt after playing video games for several hours? Do your eyes feel tired and fatigued after watching Netflix shows the entire day? If so, you may be experiencing digital eye strain. Here’s what you need to know about this condition.
This year, at the top of most people’s agendas, is to stay healthy. After enduring the COVID-19 virus for most of 2020, many are hoping for relief this year. People now have a better understanding of the benefits of staying healthy. Among other reasons, staying healthy helps you avoid visits to the hospitals and clinics, and other publicly shared spaces.
As the first month of the year, many people think of January as a new beginning. It feels like you have a clean slate to make New Year’s resolutions and improve yourself. There are some holidays to celebrate too. But did you know that January also holds a few key events? One of which is the National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Are you wondering why informing people about this sight-threatening disease matters? Here are some of the reasons why glaucoma awareness is important:
As winter approaches, necessary precautions must be in place to stay warm. It’s common sense to wear extra layers of clothing before going out in the cold. This is to prevent your body heat from quickly escaping in the surroundings. You’d want to protect your body from hypothermia and other cold-weather dangers. But did you know that the cold winter chill can also pose a variety of risks to your eyes?
Most people know how harmful ultraviolet (UV) light is to the skin. But many don’t realize that UV rays and other components of solar radiation can damage the eyes too. That’s why talking about UV and solar blue light protection with an eye health care professional is vital. Are you wondering how light can affect your vision? If so, you’re in the right place. Read on to find out what UV and blue lights are and how you can prevent them from causing you harm.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and vision. It occurs when persistently high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels serving the retina – an area of light-sensitive cells found at the back of the eye that is responsible for receiving light and turning it into a message sent to the brain. Diabetic retinopathy doesn’t develop suddenly. In fact, it usually takes years of uncontrolled diabetes for diabetic retinopathy to reach a stage where it could threaten your sight. Fortunately, this means that patients with diabetes have plenty of time to prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy.
At least once a year, everyone should have an eye examination done. Of course, if you experience a problem, you would need to make an appointment right away. However, some individuals need their eyes checked more often. That includes people with diabetes.