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Eye Conditions

The following is a list of common eye conditions. For information about cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy please see Eye Diseases.

  • Research is still being done to determine the long-term effects of blue light or high-energy visible (HEV)  light emission, however it is known is that blue light is a cause of computer vision syndrome (CVS) and sleep disruptions.
  • Peripheral vision testing is the part of the eye exam that tests the “outside” of your vision.
  • Learn what common tests and procedures to expect during a routine eye exam.
  • The risk for dry eye increases with age, especially for women.
  • Additional information including lifestyle factors that could impact cataracts.
  • These lens care and maintenance tips will go a long way toward maintaining your healthy sight.
  • These small lenses or optical devices are inserted into the cornea to alter its shape and correct vision problems.
  • A number of relatively new procedures are addressing the age-related decrease in ability to focus on near objects, that was once correctable only with bifocals.
  • Digital eye strain, eye fatigue and computer vision syndrome (CVS) are conditions that result from extended exposure to digital screens.
  • Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.
  • Use these articles to proactively care for your child's eyes, spot potential trouble, and maximize the opportunity for crisp, convenient and healthy vision.
  • You may be given these common tests during a routine eye exam. Find out what you can expect.
  • Certain types of contact lenses and eyeglasses may play a role in slowing the progression of myopia, or nearsightedness.
  • Sometimes because of disease or injury, the cornea becomes so damaged that problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.
  • “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
  • Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
  • Tips for Keeping Your Frames Properly Maintained.
  • This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
  • It's important to understand the relationship between your eyes and any medications you may currently be using.
  • Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
  • Which frame material is right for you? Learn about the different types of metal and plastic, and the advantages of each.
  • A phoropter is an instrument used to test individual lenses on each eye during an exam.
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
  • A puffer test is a specific form of glaucoma testing measuring eye pressure (intraocular pressure).
  • Retinoscopy is a procedure using a retinoscope that helps to see if you need a prescription.
  • A slit lamp exam is a magnified analysis of your eye from front to back.
  • The “Big E” chart—or Snellen eye chart—is the most familiar type of visual acuity test.
  • Vision testing and vision screening can each be a window of opportunity for healthy sight - find out how they are different.
  • Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Today, several surgical methods can correct your eyesight and, in most cases, give you the freedom of seeing well without corrective lenses.
  • Vision testing includes vision testing equipment and procedures that either measure or gauge your visual ability, or look closely at specific structures of the eye.
  • Computer vision syndrome (CVS) and blue light exposure are becoming increasingly serious threats to our vision, health and productivity.