Common Eye Conditions

Common eye health issues

vision 101 - common eye health issues

If you’re experiencing vision problems, or simply want to know more about common eye issues, your eye care professional* will make sure you have the information you need regarding eye conditions that affect or impact your vision.

Cataracts The result when protein builds up on your lens. This clouding leads to blurred vision. Cataracts happen gradually, so be vigilant about small changes.

More than half of all Americans older than 65 have cataracts, but the surgery is one of the most common and successful medical procedures in the world.

Dry Eyes Itchy, red eyes are worth asking your eye doctor about. This irritation affects millions and is a big reason people visit an optometrist.

Eye Floaters These are tiny, cloudy spots in your vision. They usually aren't dangerous, but consider having your vision tested with an eye exam*.

Computer Vision Syndrome The most common workplace complaint. It can cause discomfort, blurred vision and headaches, but there is currently no evidence it causes long-term damage to your eye health.

Glaucoma When fluid pressure builds up inside the eye. Left untreated, glaucoma can cause permanent blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy A disease of the retina caused by high blood sugar, which puts people with diabetes at a higher risk for this eye condition.

When caught in time, diabetic retinopathy can be slowed or even halted.

Retinal Detachment Symptoms include seeing flashes of light or floaters and darkening of peripheral vision, and needs to be addressed immediately.

Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism Usually corrected with eyeglasses, these common vision conditions respond very well to surgery.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration AMD affects your central vision and your ability to see color and fine detail. Symptoms include perceived distortion of straight lines.

Smokers are at a higher risk for the eye condition AMD.

Ocular Hypertension Refers to higher-than-normal pressure in the eye, and can be a precursor to the onset of glaucoma.

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