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A Comprehensive Look at Eight Common Eye Conditions and Prevention Measures

Regular eye examinations are the cornerstone of proactive eye care. These routine check-ups enable early detection and timely intervention for any potential eye problems. Even if you're not experiencing any visible symptoms, it's essential to schedule annual eye exams. Early detection can significantly improve treatment outcomes and prevent vision loss.

The Link Between Dry Eye and Digital Devices

The phrase "digital eye" essentially refers to any problems that arise from this overuse of digital devices. The symptoms can range from mild to severe, and they often include issues like blurred vision, difficulty focusing, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and of course, dry eyes.

Common Treatments for Dry Eye

The term 'dry eye' might seem straightforward, but it is a complex condition with various underlying causes and symptoms. Dry eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears to stay adequately lubricated, or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This lack of proper lubrication can cause a myriad of symptoms, including irritation, redness, and a gritty feeling in the eyes.

What Causes Dry Eye Disease?

“Dry eye”  refers to a complex condition with various causes and symptoms. Dry eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears to stay adequately lubricated, or when the tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms of dry eye can including irritation, redness, gritty feeling, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, or even tearing. These symptoms can severely impact your day-to-day activities, making it difficult to work, drive, or even enjoy leisure activities.

What Conditions Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

If you have binocular vision abnormalities, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, or amblyopia, you are not alone. Any of these can affect your daily activities, making simple tasks like reading, focusing, and eye coordination difficult. For help with these ailments, you can turn to vision therapy.

The Ultimate Guide to Eye Health: 10 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Vision Sharp

Eyesight is an invaluable gift that many people often take for granted. Various factors, including aging-related changes and environmental elements, can affect the sharpness of your vision. Fortunately, there are easy ways to maintain good eye health and prevent vision problems. Below are essential tips for keeping your vision sharp.

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses: Which Is Right for Me?

Individuals with refractive errors have several options to help improve their vision and eye health. Many choose to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses as they are practical and effective. Both can correct vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Eye care professionals recommend prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses after an exam identifying vision problems. 

Vision Plans at Mid-Modern Eyecare

At Mid-Modern Eyecare, we are free from Vision Plans dictating patient care. Because of this, we can offer higher-quality eyeglasses at lower prices. We use a family-owned lab right here in the Midwest to custom manufacture our lenses, and we carry a wide variety of eyeglass frames that start at just $70. When I started wearing glasses 27 years ago, I remember eyeglass frames costing in the range of $100-$200! Again, we can provide more options because we are not locked into selling patients only eyeglass frames from manufacturers owned by the companies owning the Vision Plans.

Macular Degeneration: What is it, and When to Worry About it

Macular Degeneration what is it, and when should I start worrying about it?

What is keratoconus and how is it treated?

Different conditions can affect the eyes, with some being more common than others. An eye condition you may not have heard of before is keratoconus. This condition affects the quality of vision and requires specialist treatment. 

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