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While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they are medical devices that require proper care and handling. Improper use can cause serious eye complications, making regular check-ups a necessity for all contact lens wearers.
Eye emergencies are any eye conditions that require immediate medical attention. They can range from minor irritations to serious conditions that can cause permanent vision loss if not treated promptly. In some cases, eye emergencies can be a sign of underlying health issues. Understanding eye emergencies is crucial for maintaining not only your eye health.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the cornea. It is characterized by the thinning and bulging of the cornea into a cone-like shape. This abnormal shape prevents the light entering your eye from being focused correctly on the retina, causing a distortion of vision.
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. It may happen if you don't produce enough tears or if the tears that you do produce aren't of the right quality.
Eye drops are often the first line of treatment we reach for when we experience eye discomfort. They are readily available, easy to use, and often provide immediate relief. However, their usage is not limited to treating discomfort alone.
Does your little one have trouble seeing distant objects clearly? Do they find it hard to read the board at school or watch TV? If so, they likely have myopia, also known as nearsightedness.