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Has it been a while since you last visited your eye doctor? Perhaps you are unsure if you are wearing the correct prescription anymore, but your glasses are still fine, right? Maybe not.
Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.
While eye makeup is supposed to enhance the appearance of our eyes and make us appear more attractive, the reality is that many makeup products that we regularly wear can contain harmful substances that are toxic to ocular cells. The difficulty is that these chemicals don’t cause a problem right away to notify you of their toxicity.
Dry eye occurs when your eyes cannot produce enough tears to lubricate the surface of your eyes. Your eyes can dry up due to poor-quality tears or inadequate tear production. Inconsistent eye lubrication results in inflammation and damage to the surface of your eyes.
Ortho-K lenses are special contacts that temporarily reverse and reduce refractive error. They are FDA approved and treat low to moderate myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. They are convenient and cater to many types of needs and lifestyles because the lenses are worn while you sleep. While you rest, they reshape the front surface of your cornea, allowing you to have better vision during the day.
Multifocal contact lenses are typically used to improve the near vision of patients over the age of 40 and who are starting to develop presbyopia – a problem caused by the hardening and subsequent inflexibility of the natural lens of the eye. However, multifocal lenses have also been found to be extremely effective in helping to slow the progression of myopia.
Myopia is a growing problem among children in the country and around the world. When children become myopic (or nearsighted), their long-distance vision worsens as they grow. Fortunately, there are treatments that slow down myopic progression. Myopia management impedes myopia so that your child does not develop serious ocular conditions over time.
Many people all over experience eye pain and irritation due to a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes usually feel itchy or scratchy, with the individual experiencing sensitivity to light. Over time, the symptoms can interfere with an individual’s daily life. People with dry eyes find it almost impossible to wear contacts. If not treated, dry eyes can cause serious eye health and vision problems. Fortunately, there is a solution to the dry eyes condition.