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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.
Millions of people in the United States participate in organized sports. Nowadays, a sports vision physical is the standard of care for these people. Basic vision can play an important role in an athlete’s success in their preferred sport.
Tears are crucial to helping lubricate, nourish, and keep eyes healthy. Tears are made up of three major components: water, mucus, and oil. These are responsible for maintaining the right quantity and quality of tears. Issues that may arise in any of the three components can imbalance the makeup of the tear film, affecting how tears are produced and leading to dry eye syndrome.
Have you been experiencing mild blurring or distortion of vision? Maybe you've noticed increased eye redness, swelling, and increased sensitivity to light. These are some of the common symptoms of keratoconus in its early stages. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease, changing the shape of the cornea. If not treated, the condition can severely damage your vision. Are you thinking of visiting your eye doctor for an eye examination? Read on to learn more about how doctors diagnose and treat keratoconus.
The American Optometric Association recognizes how indispensable scleral lenses are in correcting various ocular problems. These specialty lenses sit on our sclera and then go over your cornea. Scleral lenses have a chamber of saline and tears between the cornea and the lens. That is why it is useful for cases of corneal imperfections. If you want to find out what makes a good candidate for scleral lenses, here’s what you should know.
Your child’s vision is important for their development. When they suffer from vision problems, chances are they suffer academically and socially. It is essential to have their eyes checked as early as at the age of 2.