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Anatomy of the Eye
Hyperopia or farsightedness refers to a condition where distant objects are seen clearly, yet objects close
up are seen less clearly. Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition where distant objects appear less
clearly and those objects up close are seen clearly. Astigmatism occurs when the eye cannot focus light
uniformly in all directions resulting from an irregular curvature of the cornea, the crystalline lens, or the
eye itself. Presbyopia is a common age related condition in which the crystalline lens (at around age 40)
becomes less able to change shape to focus light at all distances, especially near vision. Presbyopia can
be corrected with reading glasses, bifocal glasses, or progressive lenses.
Glaucoma is a common cause of preventable vision loss where excessive pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve. Untreated, glaucoma can cause loss of peripheral vision. This condition is treatable with prescription eye drops and/or surgery.
Dry eye syndrome may present itself as itching, burning, and/or irritation of the eyes. It is one of the most common problems treated by eyecare professionals. It is usually caused by a deficiency in the tears that lubricate the eyes. As we age, our bodies produce less oil to seal the eyes’ watery layer. Hot, arid climates, air conditioning, certain medicines and irritants such as cigarette smoke can all increase dryness of the eye. There are a multitude of treatments for dry eye disease depending on the cause.
A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye that makes it hard for light to pass through and be focused properly. In a normal eye, the crystalline lens is almost transparent, however injury, age or disease can cause the lens to lose its clarity. When the lens becomes ‘opaque,’ it is called a cataract. This can be treated with surgery when appropriate.
A very common and highly overlooked problem which may compromise your eye health and affect contact lens wear.
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