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Glaucoma Risk Factors: Who is Most Susceptible to Developing the Condition?

Glaucoma is a complex eye condition that is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure. It's a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old, but blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early detection and treatment. This disease often provides no warnings or symptoms until significant vision loss has occurred, which is why it's often referred to as the "sneak thief of sight.” Understanding the risk factors and knowing who is susceptible to glaucoma can help you assess your risk level and take proactive steps to protect your eye health.


Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a very common condition. The eyes rely on the tear film to ensure adequatelubricationforgoodvision,comfort,andnourishment. Tearsarea combination of water, oils, mucus, and special proteins and antibodies. These components are secreted by several glands around the eyes and eyelids. Dry eye disease is caused by inflammation or an imbalance in tear production and drainage. Poor quality tears will lead to tears evaporating too quickly and will cause dry eye symptoms. Severe dry eye can damage the cornea and cause vision impairment.


The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Sight is one of our most precious senses. Routine comprehensive eye exams help ensure clear vision and maintain proper eye health. Taking care of your eyes is a lifelong mission. It is recommended to see your optometrist yearly to help prevent any issues. Improper or lack of care can lead to permanent vision loss.


5 Ways To Manage Myopia In Children

Myopia, also known as near-sightedness, is an eye condition that distorts or blurs distance objects and is the leading cause of vision impairment worldwide. The refractive error occurs due to eye elongation. This causes the light to refract incorrectly, focusing in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Myopia usually develops in childhood and may continue to worsen until early adulthood. Early detection aids in effective control.


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