If you experience blurring of the central vision, there’s a chance you suffer from macular degeneration. The blurring occurs due to damage to the macula, or the back section of your eye that helps you see the fine detail your eyes focus upon. AMD (age-related macular degeneration) makes it difficult to perform tasks that require sharp central vision, such as reading and driving.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has seen us spending more time in front of digital screens than ever before. Whether it’s studying or working from home, or video calling friends and family or scrolling social media, our reliance on technology has dramatically increased during the last year alone. Spending long hours looking at screens may seem harmless, but there are many effects that most of us don’t even realize. One of these is excessive exposure to blue light.
As you age, the protein that makes up your eyes’ lenses can build up. These age-related changes can result in the development of cloudy patches called a cataract. Most cataracts occur in people over the age of 55. But, they can also develop in infants and young children, or from trauma or certain medications. It’s common to see cataracts in both eyes, but one may be worse than the other.
One of the most crucial senses that healthcare professionals prioritize in children is eyesight. The child’s ability to see is a basic sense that pediatricians screen immediately from birth. This is when your pediatric optometrist takes the lead. If you want your child to get started on regular pediatric eye exams, here are the points that make these eye exams important.
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It is easy to forget to get your routine wellness eye exam. If you can see, you may think there is nothing wrong with your eyes. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are many eye problems that you may not notice right away. However, these eye problems may already be causing you some issues.