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If you suffer from chronic dry eye, you know all about the burning, itching, redness, and watering that characterize the condition. Dry eye occurs when the eyes fail to produce adequate tears to stay healthy, clean, and well-hydrated. The symptoms usually worsen in certain seasons. If not treated, dry eye can lead to eye and vision complications.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, has become a global health concern in recent years. It's a refractive error where the eye doesn't bend or refract light properly, causing distant objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear.
Your eyesight is changing if you find that you need eyeglasses for reading, using your computer, and other tasks. The aging process often affects the eyes as they lose the ability to see clearly, and this condition is known as presbyopia and is common among individuals over 40. Presbyopia worsens over time, especially in dimly lit environments. The refractive error happens when the eye lens behind the iris becomes rigid, losing the ability to focus.
Do your contact lenses feel like they are irritating your eyes? Contact lenses are supposed to feel natural and well-fitted. While your eyes may need time to adjust the first time you wear them, the discomfort should clear. Contact lenses should feel comfortable and be invisible as you go about your day.
The very first pair of glasses were said to have been created during the 13th century, and while they have evolved since then, glasses remain the eyewear of choice for the vast majority of people who need to use prescription lenses to be able to see clearly. According to research conducted by the Vision Impact Institute, 3 out of 4 people in the U.S. wear vision correction, and of those, 71% wear glasses.
If you need to wear prescription lenses to correct your vision, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is the type of contact lenses that you want to wear. Contact lenses come in many shapes and forms, and your eye doctor will be happy to help you find the perfect pair based on your individual needs. One of the choices you’ll be faced with is whether to choose extended wear lenses, or those that you throw away after each wear. To help you make this decision, here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of daily disposable lenses.
If you need to use prescription eyewear to see clearly, you definitely aren’t alone. According to the Vision Council, an estimated 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction, with around 64% choosing glasses and 11% opting to wear contact lenses, either exclusively or in conjunction with glasses.