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Contact lenses are an excellent vision correction option that provides advantages that eyeglasses cannot. When you first start using them, you will notice a significant improvement in your visual experience. One major factor that they add to your vision is a wide field without obstructions. Despite all the advantages, wearing contact lenses can lead to a complication—dry eye syndrome.
Today, most eye issues affecting people have been studied extensively and documented. The more we understand a body part and its common ailments, the better we can treat it. One aspect of vision we know more about is the most common issue affecting people: refractive errors. Several treatment options are available, but the most common and effective one is LASIK.
Cold winter weather affects not just the skin but also the eyes. People who suffer from dry eyes experience an exacerbation of symptoms during harsh weather. Symptoms of dry eye include stinging or burning, red eye, itchiness, a sensation of a foreign body, and blurry vision. Others are light sensitivity, eye fatigue, and discomfort wearing contact lenses.
Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in the world and a leading cause of blindness. Although they can develop at any age, they are most common in the older generation, occurring when age-related changed in the lens of the eye causes cloudy patches to develop. There’s currently no cure for cataracts, but there is a successful treatment – cataract surgery.
Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in the world and are estimated to affect approximately 24.4 million Americans over the age of 40. By the time that they reach 75, nearly half of the population will have, or have had, a cataract. Unfortunately, cataracts have the ability to significantly impair vision, and countless patients will undergo treatment to restore their eyesight and quality of life.