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20 Health Problems Unveiled through Eye Exams

Your eyes are not just the windows to your soul; they also serve as mirrors reflecting your overall health. Regular eye exams are not only crucial for maintaining good vision but can also detect a myriad of health problems.

Dry Eyes are More Common in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women, particularly during their reproductive years. This condition can have far-reaching consequences, affecting various organs of the body.

How far can the human eye see?

On perfectly flat ground, under ideal atmospheric conditions, and no obstructions the human eye can see approximately 3 miles only to be limited by the curvature of the Earth. Yet, we can see tall buildings past the 3 miles because there is no horizon obstruction. You can also see stars at night that are millions of miles away!

Do I Need Reading Glasses and Will They Make My Eyes Worse?

Reading glasses are a common accessory for many as they age, providing a boost to vision when focusing on close-up tasks. However, questions often arise about their impact on eyesight, the right time to start using them, and potential associations with eye diseases.

How Long Can I Use an open Eye-Drop Bottle For?

The lifespan of an opened eye-drop bottle can vary. Typically, it's recommended to discard opened eye-drop bottles after a month or as indicated on the packaging. Preservative-free eye drops may have a shorter shelf life and are often meant for single-use.

Eye doctor secrets: Why the heck do they dilate our eyes?

Eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal eye health and visual acuity, but what many people may not realize is that dilating the eyes is a vital component of a comprehensive examination.

Can Excessive Screen Time Potentially Harm My Child's Eyes?

In this world of technology it is difficult to escape the use of phones, tablets and computers. This also applies to children. Although some screen time is necessary, excessive screen time is potentially harmful.

Blurry to Clear Vision: Demystifying Myopia of the Eye

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent vision condition that affects a significant portion of the population. It occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too curved, acausing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This results in clear close-up vision but blurred distance vision. Understanding myopia and its treatment is essential for maintaining good eye health and clear vision.

Do I Have Eyelash Mites?

Demodex are tiny mites that live on the skin, including the eyelids/lashes. They may not cause symptoms for most people, but an overgrowth can impact the meibomian glands, which are oil-producing glands in the eyelids.

Behind The Lens: The Magic Of Multifocal Cataract Lenses

Cataracts are a common age-related condition that can cloud the natural lens of the eye, leading to impaired vision.

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