Most people who enjoy good eyesight don’t even think about it until the time comes when they begin to experience vision problems or pain and discomfort in the eye area. As with other, other types of health conditions, early detection is key to stopping or delaying the progress of ocular disorders. Having regular eye exams is essential for safeguarding optimal vision. Following are just a few of the many maladies with the potential to threaten your vision.
Among the most common eye disorders, blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms range from mild through severe and generally begin as a mild itching that can progress to the point where the eyelids are so swollen and painful that fully opening the eyes is difficult. Blepharitis affects both eyelids, and left unchecked, and the condition can result in the loss of eyelashes. Inadequate attention to hygiene is often the culprit that causes this condition, so if it doesn’t clear up after implementing improvements in your cleansing routine, make an appointment with your eye care professional.
The good news about blepharitis is that it doesn’t affect your eyesight and that it isn’t contagious. However, it can be quite unsightly as well as challenging to get rid off once it gains a foothold.
Increasing use of electronic devise screens both at work and at home means that the average person is experiencing a significant amount of eyestrain, but failing to connect the dots is common with this condition. Some common symptoms of screen syndrome are blurry vision, headaches, and painful, watery eyes. Fortunately, special eyeglass lenses are available designed to minimize these symptoms, so don’t be hesitant to make an appointment with your eye doctor if you suspect that screen syndrome may be at play.
As the world’s foremost cause of blindness, cataracts are experienced by many people, particularly as they age. It’s a progressive condition that begins with a slightly blurred vision and continues to get worse as time goes by. Fortunately, cataract-removal surgery is easy and effective thanks to advances in medical technology. Your eye doctor can tell you more.
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