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Common Eye Conditions: How to Identify them properly

Many suffer from common eye conditions like dry eyes, red eyes, and allergies. While these conditions can be uncomfortable, they are usually not serious and can be treated with over-the-counter remedies. Here are some common eye conditions and how to identify and treat them:

Dry eyes: Symptoms of dry eyes include redness, itching, burning, and a gritty feeling in the eyes. Treatment options include using artificial tears, taking breaks from screens, and using a humidifier.

Red eyes: Red eyes can be caused by a number of things, including allergies, infections, and dry eyes. Treatment options depend on the cause of the redness and may include eye drops, antihistamines, or antibiotics.

Allergies: Eye allergies can cause redness, itching, and swelling of the eyes. Over-the-counter allergy eye drops and antihistamines can help relieve symptoms.

If you experience any of these symptoms or have concerns about your eye health, it is important to make time to meet with your eye doctor.  


Blue light and your eyes:
How to protect your eyesight

Blue light is a type of high energy visible (HEV) light emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Although not as harmful as ultraviolet (UV) light, prolonged exposure to blue light can cause eye strain, disturbed sleep, and even macular degeneration. Here are some tips to protect your eyes from blue light.

Use the Blue Light Filter:
Most electronic devices have a built-in blue light filter, which you can turn on to reduce the amount of blue light emitted. You can also install a blue light filter app on your phone or computer.

Get a break:
Take frequent breaks from staring at the screen to reduce eye strain. Often every twenty minutes is recommended.

Wear blue light glasses:
Blue light glasses are designed to block blue light and reduce eye strain. You can choose to wear either prescription or simply filter glass.

By following these tips, you can reduce your blue light exposure and protect your eyesight. 


Children’s eye health:Common Problems

Vision problems can affect a child’s learning and development, so your child’s eye health is an important aspect of their overall well-being. Common eye problems in children include nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eyes, and strabismus. It’s important to schedule regular eye exams for your child to catch vision problems early and treat them appropriately. In addition, it is important to encourage good eye health habits such as: B. Take breaks away from screens, wear proper eye protection during sports and outdoor activities, and maintain a healthy diet rich in nutrients that support eye health.

If you think your child has a vision problem, it’s important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. 


LASIK Surgery:What you need to know.

LASIK surgery is a common elective surgery that can correct visual impairments such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Before undergoing LASIK surgery, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of surgery and what to expect during and after surgery. The cornea is actually changed in shape – using a medical grade laser. This improves vision and reduces the need for corrective lenses.

Recovery from LASIK surgery usually takes a few days, but most patients experience vision improvement within a few weeks. However, for optimal results, it is important to carefully follow postoperative instructions and attend all follow-up appointments with your eye care professional.


The Importance of Regular Eye Examinations:

What to expect;
Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good eye health, but many people may not know what to expect when they visit.

During an eye exam, an optometrist will assess your vision, check the general health of your eyes, and check for common eye diseases.

The examination usually begins with a review of your medical history and current medications you are taking. An optometrist then checks your vision using an eye chart to assess eye placement and movement. Eye health is also assessed through various tests, including using special instruments to examine the retina, optic nerve, and other parts of the eye. Overall, a comprehensive eye examination takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the complexity of each individual case. Adults should at least have a comprehensive eye exam every two years. Also, if you have a history of eye problems or other medical conditions, we recommend that you get tested more frequently. 


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