Understanding and Protecting the Health of Your Eyes
A few years ago, I realised I had a long routine at the beginning and end of each day to take care of my body (yoga and cardio), my skin (exfoliating and cleansing) and my mind (reading and crossword puzzles). However, I had nothing in place to take care of my eyes. Arguably, as much as I love to be in shape and have great skin, I appreciate the ability to see even more. After that epiphany, I started taking better care of my eyes. I studied the risks of sun exposure and began to wear sunglasses, but that was only one step of the process. Hi, my name is Anne. Welcome to my blog. Take a look, and I hope these posts help your eyes.
Approximately 31% of Australians aged over 55 have a cataract issue in their eyes. This statistic means you are far from alone when your optometrist recommends cataract removal surgery. The good news is that it is not an overly painful procedure. But, the bad news is that recovery impacts on your life a little while your eyes adjust. These are three things you need to be aware of after cataract surgery is complete.
If your child soccer star needs glasses off the pitch, they need them on the pitch too. Many children and teens struggle with contact lenses, so prescription soccer glasses (also known as soccer goggles) are the next best thing. Glasses will improve their vision while playing, allowing them to improve their reaction times and their performance significantly. Soccer goggles also protect kids from sports eye injuries -- the most common type of eye injury among children aged 11 to 14.
A cataract can be nuclear, cortical or subcapsular, and each of these types of cataract form for different reasons. A nuclear cataract is commonly referred to as an age-related cataract, and it's caused by changes in the structure of the protein in the centre of the lens. These changes take place as part of the body's natural ageing process, which causes the protein to clump together. Over time, the lens develops an opaque layer that reduces your vision by interfering with light reaching the retina.
Diabetic eye disease, also called diabetic retinopathy, is an eye condition that you may get if you have diabetes. It typically starts out mild, but without treatment, can ultimately cause a loss of eyesight. It is associated with having too much sugar in the blood, which can then cause issues with the eyes. Here are some things to know about this disease and what can be about it.
There Are Different Stages
The first time you wore prescription glasses, you probably thought that was that - your vision was corrected. An optometrist deemed that they were necessary and arranged your prescription lenses while you chose the frames.
Sure, that can be the end of the matter for many years, but you will find that you'll need to upgrade your glasses at some point, and ideally, several more times during your life. But how exactly do you know when it's time to think about getting a new pair of glasses?