Myopia is a common “refractive error.” Since no eye is perfect, everyone has a refractive error which could be nearsighted, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia or a combination of all of them.
Past the age of 40, we all have loss of near vision like death and taxes. This process is called presbyopia. For doctor and patient alike, presbyopia can be a very frustrating condition as there are no complete fixes or cures.
A corneal abrasion or scratched cornea is a painful condition in which the top layers of the cornea are damaged by trauma to the eye. With proper treatment, corneal abrasions heal quickly.
Dry eye is a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears to properly lubricate the ocular surface. Dry eye affects millions of people worldwide and is one of the most common reasons patients visit an Optometrist.
Eye Pain can be caused by a variety of disorders. Some can be very simple and some can be very dangerous. Eye pain usually involves pain of the orbital tissues (eyelids or tissues around the eye) or pain of the eyeball itself.
Floaters and flashes of light in your vision are in most cases a normal age-related process which are a simple annoyance. However, in some cases they can be signs of serious retinal problems which need to be addressed immediately.
Just as the name suggests, a foreign body in the eye is a particle, material, or substance that is not supposed to be there. Symptoms of a foreign body in the eye can vary with the size of the particle and where it is located.
Eye Allergies are a very common type of conjunctivitis. They are not contagious and vary greatly in their severity. The most common symptoms of eye allergies are itching, swelling, and redness of the eyes.
We need to NOT use the term “pink eye” and instead use “conjunctivitis.” The conjunctiva is the clear superficial layer of tissue that covers the surface of the eyes and the insides of the eyelids. Inflammation or infection of this tissue is called conjunctivitis.
Epiphora is a common condition in which tears cannot exit the eye and pour over the eyelids causing a watering eye. Common symptoms of the epiphora are tears running over the eyelids, dermatitis of the eyelids, and crusting and mattering of the eyelashes.