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Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. This month raises awareness about visual impairment. It highlights the challenges faced by people living with low vision.

When Should Myopia Be Corrected in Children?

Myopia is an increasingly common condition affecting eyesight. It is particularly concerning when we see this issue arising in children. In the past few decades, we have seen a surge in cases of myopia in children. This increase may be attributed to factors such as increased screen time and less time spent outdoors. However, myopia is a treatable condition, and with early detection, its effects can be managed effectively.

The Benefits of Sports Vision Therapy

Sports vision therapy is a specialized form of optometry that aims to improve an athlete's visual abilities. It's not about correcting poor eyesight or getting rid of glasses. Instead, it's about training the brain and eyes to work together more efficiently, thereby enhancing an athlete's overall performance.

5 Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

Vision in children is crucial, as it plays a significant role in their overall development and learning process. A child's visual system grows rapidly during the first few years of life, making it essential to detect and correct any vision problems early.

Common Eye Problems Detected During Exams: What Your Eyes May Be Telling You

Regular eye exams are crucial for detecting any potential problems early on. Our eyes are intricate organs that play a vital role in our daily lives, allowing us to see and experience the world around us. However, they are also susceptible to various issues that can affect our vision and overall well-being.

Exploring Treatment Options for Keratoconus: What You Need to Know

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder that affects the cornea. It's a condition that typically starts during the teenage years and slowly progresses until the mid-30s. The primary characteristic of keratoconus is the thinning of the cornea which causes it to bulge outwards in a cone-like shape.

Understanding Macular Degeneration: Causes and Risk Factors

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition among the aging population, and it is the primary cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of 60. This detrimental eye disease affects the macula, a small central area of the retina that is responsible for focusing vision in the eye and allows us to see objects straight ahead clearly. The disease's progression can be slow or rapid, but in either case, the eventual loss of central vision can occur.

Cataract Prevention in High-Risk Individuals: Early Intervention and Screening

Cataracts are a common eye condition where the lens, a small transparent disc inside your eye, develops cloudy patches. Over time, these patches may become bigger causing blurry, misty vision and eventually lead to blindness if left untreated.

Indoor Environmental Factors That Contribute to Dry Eye: Tips for a Healthy Home

Dry eye is a common eye condition that affects many individuals worldwide. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate fast.

What Are Cataracts and How Do They Affect Your Vision

Cataracts affect millions of people worldwide. They occur when the eye lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurry or hazy vision.

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