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There are several different ways to correct refractive vision errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism. However, by far the most popular solution is to wear glasses, which is the treatment of choice of around 75% of people who need to have their vision corrected.
Keratoconus is an eye condition attended by a cornea that bulges outward. The cornea is the clear, round-shaped tissue that covers your eye. In keratoconus, the cornea becomes thin and weak, unable to keep its round shape. Eventually, it settles into a cone-shaped curve, resulting in blurry vision and sensitivity to glare and light.
Whether you are a professional athlete or just a weekend participant, improving your vision can improve your play. Improving your vision for sports is not about correcting it. Rather, it is about exercising your brain to improve how it interprets and responds to what your eyes see.
Dry eye is an extremely common condition, the main symptom of which shares the same name. Dry eyes occur when the surface of the eyes, which is usually covered in a layer of tear film, is too dry, or when the quality of your tear film has been compromised. This can happen when there isn’t enough oil to balance out the water and mucous that is also used to make tear film.
Do you frequently experience dry eyes? If so, you need to know that it is one of the most common eye complaints, so you are not alone. Eyecare experts consider it a multifactorial condition since it results from activities in various ophthalmic pathways. One of the primary causes of dry eye disease is a dysfunction in the meibomian gland.
One of the leading causes of blepharitis and dry eye syndrome is meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD for short. According to recent studies, about 59 percent of all adults in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of MGD. But as common as it is, most people do not even realize they have this eye condition.