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What is glaucoma ?

Glaucoma is a condition in which the eye’s intraocular pressure (IOP) is too high. meaning your eye has too much aqueous humor in it, either because it produced too much, or because it’s not draining properly. Other symptoms are optic nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma is a silent disease that robs its victims of their peripheral vision. Early detection is very important to avoid blindness.

Regular eye exams are the only way to catch “silent” diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma and other conditions in their early stages, when they’re more easily managed or treated. Many conditions can be discovered in a carefully planned eye exam.

Those who buy mass-produced, over the counter reading glasses are causing harm to themselves, both financially and medically. One-size-fits-all reading glasses not only do not work well for most people who have a different prescription in each eye, and/or astigmatism, or whose lens and frame parameters are not measured correctly, they bypass the opportunity to have their eyes checked for early detection of many manageable diseases or conditions.

For those insisting on selecting glasses not measured specifically for their eyes, headache and eye fatigue are common symptoms.

Although it seems counter intuitive, watering is a sign of dry eye disease. When the eyes are dry a signal is sent to the brain to trigger tearing. In order to stop the eyes from tearing we need to treat the dryness.
There are lots of lifestyle factors that contribute to dry eye disease. For example, while watching television, using a computer or reading we are so fixated on the task at hand that we do not blink as often as we should and the tear film evaporates and leaves our cornea exposed to the air. Another example is spending time near a fan or in front of an air vent; this too can cause our tear film to dry up quickly.
While there are several more reasons for dry eye disease to occur, the good news is that it can be treated. There are several drops, medications, and home remedies that can be used and your optometrist can help to determine the treatment plan that is right for your type of dry eye disease.
Cataracts are whitish or cloudy patches that develop in a person’s eye lens and lead to blurred or clouded vision. Cataracts are the most common cause of visual impairment worldwide.
Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and less transparent. You may experience light sensitivity, blurry vision, and distorted colors. Studies suggest that antioxidants in the diet may lower the risk for developing cataracts. Smoking also contributes to the development of cataracts. The most common reason for the development of cataracts is the natural aging process. Other causes are trauma to the eye, excessive ultraviolet exposure, and certain systemic diseases, such as diabetes.
Yes, contact lenses provide excellent vision for most sports. However, they do not protect the eyes from injury. Therefore, contact lens wearers should use polycarbonate sports safety goggles or glasses when participating in sports.

Using commercial saline solutions is the safest method of cleaning lenses. Some studies have shown that homemade solutions may lead to corneal infections.

Firstly it is nothing to be ashamed of! It is not a disease, and is nothing that cannot be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Astigmatism is simply a refractive condition that has to do with the way light focuses into one’s eyes. The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that focuses most of the light into the eye. If the cornea is spherical, like a basketball, when light comes into the eye in different directions, all the light is focused into one point. If the cornea is shaped like a football, where one meridian or direction is steeper than the other, light will be focused differently as it enters the eye in different directions 90 degrees apart. This will cause blurred vision at distance and near if it is not corrected.

You can never know until you get it checked. There are so Many factors that can cause all the various eye problems, so its very important you have a regular eye examination whether you have an eye problem or not.

Typical cataract symptoms include cloudy, fuzzy, foggy or filmy vision; changes in the perception of colors; problems with night driving due to bright headlights; problems with glare from lamps or the sun; double vision; and frequent changes in the eyeglass prescription.

The ‘puff of air’ or non-contact tonometer test is actually testing your eyes for signs of Glaucoma. This test measures whether the fluid pressure inside the eyes is within a normal range.
Rest assured that the answer to this is no. The reason why many people believe their eyes have gotten weaker since wearing glasses is because they are now seeing clearly. So there is a stark difference in their vision when they remove their glasses.
Often times patients will say now I can’t do without my glasses, whereas before I was doing fine. Prior to glasses, patients are generally just used to having poor vision and getting by with squinting or adjusting the distance of objects until clear. Glasses do not change the shape of your eyes.

It is recommended that everybody get an eye exam every two years, but our eye doctors may recommend more frequent exams depending on your risk factors for certain diseases. People with diabetes should be examined annually.

Eyesight loss can affect anyone, although conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, which affects our central vision, can develop as we get older.
Other common types of vision problems include myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and presbyopia (ageing of the eyes affecting reading focus), as well as eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.
You can never know until you get it checked. There are so Many factors that can cause all the various eye problems, so it’s very important you have a regular eye examination whether you have an eye problem or not.

No. The only remedy for a cataract is to undergo surgery.

No. Glaucoma can not be cured but can be managed. loss of vision due to glaucoma is irreversible. management means you would live with it, but we are going to make sure it doesn’t harm you.