We don’t get to choose the features we are born with. Some of us are born with nearly perfect vision, while some of us are born with refractive errors that get in the way of our day to day activities. Unfortunately, we’re always taught that the only way to deal with a condition like astigmatism […]
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What does it mean to have “normal” eyes? Typically, normal shaped eyes means that the cornea, which is the clear, outer window of your eye, curves equally in vertical and horizontal directions. These directions resemble the patterns of the stitches on a baseball. When any light ray enters your eye and hits your cornea, the […]
Refractive errors are possibly the most common eye conditions among children and adults alike. It isn’t all that unlikely that some people suffer from more than one refractive error at the same time. Refractive errors are commonly corrected using prescription eyeglasses. Often, we are given these glasses without much explanation. If they’ll fix your eyesight, […]
Vision therapy can be one of the top ways to treat common vision conditions such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This is an especially useful treatment for school children, whose eyes easily adapt to the therapy techniques. Unfortunately, not every child gets the treatment they need when they’re young and conditions like amblyopia and strabismus […]
Astigmatism may not be the best-known eye disorder, but it’s certainly among the most common. Some studies have estimated the prevalence of astigmatism in children to be as high as 34 percent, a number that’s widely believed to increase with age. Blurred vision is a hallmark symptom of astigmatism. And while effective corrective measures to […]
Most people recognize the importance of knowing their family medical history. But, do you know that you should also be aware of your family’s eye health history? There are some eye ailments that you are more likely to suffer from if you have had a family member with the condition. Some conditions that increase your […]
There can be several underlying causes for blurry vision at night. One of the best ways to address the problem is to first find out why you are experiencing the blurry vision. It could be cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, myopia, astigmatism or some other eye ailment. After learning the underlying cause, it is easier to address […]
The names of eye conditions can sometimes be confusing, not to mention completely baffling when it comes to understanding what each conditions means. When it comes to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, tons of people aren’t quite sure of the differences between the conditions. If you’re confused about what each one does, you are not alone. […]
Astigmatism is a disorder of the eyes that can cause the light to focus on two points instead of just one point because the cornea is misshapen. This causes people to have blurry, slanted or distorted vision. While you may think it only happens in one eye, the truth is most of the time it […]
Having an astigmatism sounds pretty intimidating, but really it is a very common problem today. In fact, most people actually have an astigmatism (and many do not even know it, especially if it is slight). If you have blurry vision or have previously been diagnosed with an astigmatism, read on to discover which vitamins will […]
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