While most people think of cataracts as a condition that only affects adults, it's also possible for children to be born with cataracts or for them to develop cataracts later during childhood. It's vitally important to treat cataracts in children as early as possible, since the poor vision caused by a cataract can negatively affect the development of the visual center of your child's brain. If you suspect that your child is suffering from a cataract, you should consult with an optometrist in order to determine the best path for treatment, as some cataracts will just need to be monitored and others will require surgical intervention.
If you have not had an eye exam recently, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment. Most doctors recommend that you have your eyes checked at least once a year. Here are a few reasons why.
Your vision may change over time.
If you already wear glasses or even if you don't, your vision may change with time. People who start out with 20/20 vision may eventually need prescription lenses. In addition, people who are already near-sighted or far-sighted may need a stronger prescription in order to continue to see accurately.
College can be one of the most wonderful periods of your life, but it can also leave you with lifelong health scars if you aren't careful. For example, there are some "innocent" habits that college students love, but they can cause serious damages to the eyes. Here are a few examples of these habits:
It's understandable that you want to look good with a limited budget, but that shouldn't lead you to start sharing makeup.
Eyes are extremely important and most people will seek out assistance immediately if they notice any disturbances in the way they see. While it is often best to take quick action where your vision is concerned, this is not always necessary. This is true if you notice an ocular migraine coming on. Keep reading to learn about the issue and to find out what you should do if the issue gets worse.
Contact lenses can cause many complications in their wearers. User error causes some of these complications, like not cleaning the lenses properly or not replacing them often enough. Other complications are caused by the presence of a foreign body, the contact lens, on the surface of the eye. Corneal edema falls under the latter category. Here's what you need to know about this painful complication of contact lens wear.
What is corneal edema?