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Glaucoma is a highly misunderstood condition. Often, many people don’t realize they have it or how severe their disease is. That’s probably one reason why glaucoma is still one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. January is glaucoma awareness month. Here’s why educating people about this eye problem matters.
Wearing eyeglasses can become inconvenient at times, especially if you need to attend a social event or travel a lot. This is when you may consider wearing contact lenses. The American Optometric Association recommends contact lenses if you do not have severe eye conditions. If you have healthy eyes, contact lenses can bring you many advantages. Here’s what you need to know about how to find the right contact lenses.
Scientific research shows that UV rays are invisible and high-energy components of sunlight. A study led by Behar-Cohen in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology states that your eyes absorb UVA and UVB rays. Eye experts always educate their clients about UV protective sunglasses each time they step into the sun. Though awareness of UV eye protection has increased over the recent years, some aspects of UV protective sunglasses are still unclear. Below are some of the common FAQs concerning UV protective sunglasses.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects 30.3 million Americans. This complex condition results from the body’s inability to produce insulin. It is the hormone responsible for allowing sugar from your blood to enter the cells, thus providing you with the energy to function. However, some people don’t make enough or even any insulin or don’t use insulin well. As a result, glucose stays in their blood and fails to reach the cells. Over time, diabetes can lead to too much glucose in the blood. This excessive buildup of blood sugar can increase the patient’s risk of severe health complications, such as heart disease and stroke.
Macular degeneration is one of the most common types of eye condition, affecting as many as 11 million adults in the United States at the current time. Macular degeneration, which is also referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, occurs as a result of the natural deterioration of a part of the eye called the macular. The macular is located at the very back of the eye and is responsible for both the central vision and our ability to see fine detail. As the cells begin to deteriorate, it becomes harder for us to see things around us in any detail. This can make basic tasks such as reading, using a computer, watching television, or even recognizing faces much more difficult. Macular degeneration doesn’t usually cause total blindness. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure, but many patients manage to learn to manage their condition.