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The Most Common Eye Conditions in Adults

Pediatric Eye Clinic As we age, our eyes become more susceptible to a range of conditions that can impact our vision and overall eye health. As such, regular eye exams are crucial for catching and treating any issues early on. Here are the most common eye conditions in adults: Presbyopia Presbyopia is a natural condition that occurs as we age, typically starting around age 40. It results in the loss of the eye's ability to focus on objects up close, making it difficult to read or do close-up work. The condition can be corrected with reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses. Cataracts Cataracts...

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Why Regular Eye Exams Are Essential for Your Child's Eye Health

Pediatric Eye Clinic As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that includes ensuring their overall health and well-being. While you may take them to regular check-ups with their pediatrician, it's important not to overlook their eye health. A child's vision plays a crucial role in their development, learning, and overall quality of life. That's why scheduling regular eye exams with a pediatric eye clinic is essential. Here's why: Detecting Vision Problems Early On Children may not always recognize or communicate that they're having difficulty seeing. That's why it's crucial...

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Cataracts in Children

Pediatric Eye Clinic What are cataracts in children? A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is normally clear (transparent). Cataracts keep light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina. The retina is the tissue lining at the back of the eye that’s sensitive to light. Cataracts may happen when the protein that makes up the lens gets cloudy. This affects your child’s vision. Cataracts are rare in children. They can affect one eye (unilateral) or both eyes (bilateral). Some cataracts are small and don’t cause any trouble with vision. Other...

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Common Eye Diseases and Vision Problems

Pediatric Eye Clinic There are hundreds of different eye diseases and vision problems. Some have no cure, but many others are treatable. You can assist in your own eye health by following a healthy lifestyle and seeing your eye care professional on a regular basis and any time your vision changes.   How common are eye diseases and conditions? More than 3.4 million people in the U.S. age 40 and older meet the definition of “legal blindness” (visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better-seeing eye or visual field of 20 degrees or less) or have corrected vision...

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How Eyelashes and Eyebrows Protect Your Eyes

Pediatric Eye Clinic Wearing a facial covering or mask—as many of us are doing this summer—draws a lot of attention to your eyes! Because of masks, you’re likely noticing other peoples’ eyes and eyebrows more than ever. Have you ever wondered why humans evolved to have eyelashes and eyebrows, and what functions these perform in overall eye health and function? In addition to being uniquely expressive, eyebrows and eyelashes serve as the first line of natural defense against airborne debris and other hazards getting into the eyes. How do eyelashes protect your eyes? The focus on eyelashes...

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Worldwide Eye Color Percentages

Pediatric Eye Clinic More than 50% of people worldwide have brown eyes, making brown the most common eye color. Learn more fun facts about eye colors and what they may signal about your health. The colored part of your eye is called the iris. Its color comes from melanin, the same pigment that determines skin color. Different eye colors are the result of different amounts of melanin. Today, brown is the most common eye color worldwide. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), at one time, all humans had brown eyes. Then, a common ancestor experienced a gene change that led...

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Eight tips to combat dry eye

Pediatric Eye Clinic Dry eye syndrome is a common disorder that occurs when the eye does not produce the right amount of tears or when they are not of sufficient quality to keep the eyes hydrated and without discomfort. Risk factor's Dry eyes can affect anyone, although it is more frequent among women, especially after menopause, or in people who live in large cities where air pollution levels are higher. Some studies also show that in higher altitude areas, this condition is more common. Tips to combat dry eye Living with dry eyes on a daily basis can be uncomfortable, but there are a...

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