astigmatism

Eye Strain: Why It Happens and 4 Ways to Relieve It

You won’t “ruin your eyesight” from reading in dim light—sorry, mom—but you may occasionally experience eye strain when you overtax your vision for prolonged periods. Fortunately, eye strain doesn’t lead to vision loss unless it’s associated with some underlying medical problem. In most cases, you can get to the bottom … Read More

Why Is My Vision Blurry?

Blurry vision is a classic “nonspecific” symptom that people report to their doctors—like “I feel tired all the time.” Whether it’s blurry seeing or feeling fatigued, the possible reasons are many and occasionally unusual, from poisoning to concussion. Regardless of cause, however, most people just want to know, … Read More

What Is Astigmatism?

The simple answer to “what is astigmatism” is it’s changes in the eye that distort vision. It is one of the most common abnormalities, called refractive errors, that affect the way the eye bends, or refracts, light to form images on the retina. As a result of astigmatism, objects you … Read More

Not All Common Eye Diseases and Conditions Are Age-Related

The eye is a complex organ and a lot can go wrong. Age-related eye conditions—macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy—can permanently damage vision and even lead to blindness. They collectively account for most serious vision loss and blindness in older adults. But many common eye diseases and conditions can … Read More

Cataract Replacement Lenses: You Have Choices

The type of cataract replacement lenses you need after cataract surgery depends largely on your lifestyle and visual requirements. You may also have to weigh the costs of various cataract replacement lenses because the newer “premium” lenses come with higher out-of-pocket expenses.

Remember, during cataract surgery, the lenses of … Read More

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