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Eyes and vision

by Alivia Nyhan

Eyes and vision are important for so many reasons. Eyesight is vital for reading, driving, and many other activities. Good vision helps us stay safe and independent. It also allows us to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

How to keep your eyes and vision better?

There are a few things you can do to keep your eyes and vision in good health. First, eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of leafy green vegetables, fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids. Second, exercise regularly to improve blood circulation and maintain good cardiovascular health. Third, wear sunglasses or protective eyewear outdoors to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays. And fourth, get regular eye exams to detect any problems early and keep your vision sharp.

Most common eyes and vision issues you may suffer from;

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is a type of vision problem that occurs when the eye is unable to focus light correctly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. People with astigmatism may have difficulty seeing objects up close and far away.

Color blindness: Color blindness is the inability to see color or to see color accurately. It is a relatively common condition, affecting up to 8% of men and 0.5% of women. There are different types of color blindness, but the most common form is red-green color blindness.

Hyperopia: Some people are born with hyperopia, while others develop it as they age. Presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness, is a type of hyperopia that occurs as the lens of the eye becomes less flexible with age.

Stye: Styes are caused by a bacterial infection, and they usually go away on their own within a week. However, there are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process and get rid of a stye more quickly. Styes are caused by a bacterial infection of the oil glands in your eyelid. They can also be caused by blockages in these glands. There are many ways to prevent the stye you can check here.

Allergic conjunctivitis: Allergic conjunctivitis is a type of eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction. The symptoms include red, itchy, and watery eyes.

Cataract: There are a number of different types of cataract surgery, but the most common is called phacoemulsification. This involves breaking up the cataract using ultrasound energy and suctioning it out of the eye. Care after cataract surgery is important to avoid complications. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your eye. It is important to follow these instructions carefully.

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis (see-kon-JEK-tik-tiss) is a common eye infection. It happens when the white part of the eye (the conjunctiva) becomes inflamed, red, and irritated.

Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye’s optic nerve and can get worse over time. If it’s not treated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. The most common type of glaucoma has no symptoms in the early stages.

Blepharitis: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. It can cause red, itchy, and scaly skin around the eyelashes. Blepharitis can also make your eyelashes fall out. In extreme cases, blepharitis can lead to vision loss.

Chalazion: Chalazion is a condition that results when a Meibomian gland is blocked. This can happen when the oil produced by the gland thickens and clogs the gland’s duct.

Ocular cysticercosis: Ocular cysticercosis is caused by the larval stage of the pork tapeworm. It results in cysts in the eye, which can lead to blindness. Treatment is typical with oral antiparasitic medication.

Retinal detachment: Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina, the thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye, becomes separated from the inner wall.

Signs you need glasses: If you find yourself squinting a lot, especially when trying to read or see something far away, it could be a sign that you need glasses. Other signs include having headaches, difficulty seeing at night, and seeing double.