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Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
Depending on the amount of astigmatism present, eyeglasses or contact lenses may be used for correction.
Cataracts generally form very slowly. Signs and symptoms of a cataract may include:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Reduced the intensity of colors
- Increased sensitivity to glare from lights, particularly when driving at night
- Increased difficulty seeing at night
- Change in the eye’s refractive error
People with conjunctivitis could have some of the following symptoms:
- A gritty feeling in one or both eyes
- Itching or burning sensation in one or both eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Discharge coming from one or both eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Pink discoloration to the whites of one or both eyes
- Increased sensitivity to light
Conjunctivitis is treated differently depending on its cause. It is important for contact lenses wearers to discontinue use of their lenses until the condition is cleared. Practicing good hygiene to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis is a necessity.
The exact cause of glaucoma is unknown and can usually be treated with prescription eye drops. In some cases, systemic medications, laser treatment, or other surgery may be required.
Mild cases of farsightedness may be able to be compensated without corrective lenses. In other cases eyeglasses or contact lenses will be prescribed.
Nearsightedness is a very common vision condition affecting nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Generally, it first occurs in school-aged children but may also develop in adults due to visual stress or health conditions such as diabetes.
Eyeglasses or contact lenses are commonly prescribed to correct nearsightedness.
Presbyopia is the natural part of the aging process of the eye and usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-40s.
Signs of “aging eyes” include blurred vision, holding reading materials at arm’s length, eye fatigue, and headaches. Presbyopia cannot be prevented, but bifocals, reading glasses, trifocals, or contact lenses may be prescribed to help compensate for the aging eye.