7 Common Eye Conditions

7 Common Eye Conditions

The eyes are complex organs with many parts that must work together to produce clear vision. Many things can go wrong with one or more of the components that make up the eye. Being able to see the world and all of the beauty that it has to offer is a gift that we can sometimes take for granted and may not realize until something happens, whether it is an injury, a condition, or a disease. There are many conditions and eye problems that are common amongst people of all ages, and some that seem to be more common as people age. Eyeglass Factory Outlet is no stranger to eyes and knows how vital our eyes are to our lives. Your eyes affect your quality of life, so Eyeglass Factory Outlet not only offers unique and affordable frames and lenses, we also provide knowledge about common eye problems, to better understand your specific eye condition.

·Myopia- Also known as nearsightedness, is a visual defect in which the light that enters the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of directly on it, so that distant objects appear blurred. Myopia can be corrected by purchasing discount prescription eyeglasses online.

·Hyperopia- Commonly known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects fairly clearly, but objects close by appear blurry.  Hyperopia can be corrected with refractive lenses in glasses or contact lenses.

·Cataracts- Cloudy areas that develop within the eye lens. When a cataract is present, light cannot pass through the lens and causes vision impairment. Cataracts form slowly and if they become large or thick, they can be removed by surgery.

·Glaucoma- This condition occurs when there is a typical and progressive deterioration of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often associated with an increased pressure of the eye. Glaucoma can be caused by injury to the eye, severe eye infection, or inflammatory disorders of the eye. There are no early symptoms or pain, so it is important to have your eyes checked regularly. Treatment includes prescription eye drops or surgery, and cannot be simply solved with prescription eyewear.

·Floaters- The tiny spots or specks that float across the field of vision. Mostly noticed in well-lit rooms or outdoors on a bright day. Floaters are often normal, but can sometimes hint a more serious eye problem, such as retinal detachment. If you notice more numbers or types of floaters, visit your eye doctor for an eye exam that will check for floaters.

·Presbyopia- The loss of the ability to see objects clearly, either up close or in small print. This is a normal process that happens slowly throughout your lifetime, but you may not notice a change until after the age of 40. Presbyopia is usually corrected with reading glasses, like some of the stylish versions that Eyeglass Factory Outlet offers online.

·Conjunctivitis- A condition in which the tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the cornea becomes inflamed. Also referred to as “pink eye” or “red eye”. Conjunctivitis causes redness, itching, burning, tearing, discharge, or a feeling like something is in the eye. This condition can occur in people of all ages and is usually caused by infection, irritants, or allergies. Conjunctivitis cannot be corrected with eyewear or corrective lenses, but rather with a prescription eye drop and can be contagious, so it is best to have it checked by an eye doctor. 

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