IN THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL FIND:
- EYE HEALTH: HOW HEALTHY ARE YOUR EYES?
- HOW YOUR EYES FUNCTION:
- 4 REFRACTIVE EYE CONDITIONS:
- NEARSIGHTEDNESS (Myopia):
- FARSIGHTEDNESS (hyperopia):
- 4 WAYS TO CORRECT REFRACTIVE PROBLEMS:
- Correcting Refractive Disorders Using Corrective Lenses:
- Correcting Refractive Disorders With Orthokeratology:
- Correcting Refractive Disorders With Laser Eye Surgery:
- Correct Presbyopia with Surgery:
- Eye Exercises To Correct Refractive Problems:
- EYE HEALTH: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EYES:
Eye health is essential. Our eyes hang out with us through an entire day, enabling us to experience many of the joys that contribute to our rich and meaningful life. In fact, it is estimated that 90% of what we learn during our lifetime is learned through use of the eyes.
This is the condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. With nearsightedness, light comes to focus in front of the retina instead of on the retina.
Farsightedness is a common type of refractive problem in which distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience farsightedness differently. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young.
In presbyopia the ability to focus up close becomes more difficult. As the eye ages, the lens can no longer change shape enough to allow the eye to focus close objects clearly. This condition tend to be age related affecting most adults over 35.
Astigmatism is a condition in which the eyes focus light unevenly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This can cause images to appear blurry or stretched out.
Wearing corrective lens.
Laser eye surgeries.
Prescription glasses work by bending the light rays into a certain angle required by your level of degree so that it lands directly on your retina.
In orthokeratology (ortho-k), your eye doctor will prescribe a set of specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses for you to wear overnight.
While LASIK surgery is an excellent option to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism—all of which can be caused by the shape of the eyes—LASIK eye surgery is not effective in treating presbyopia, which is caused by the natural thickening and hardening of the eye’s lens. See below for surgery that treats presbiopia.
Laser eye surgery is one of the most popular vision correction method.
If you’re not interested in wearing reading glasses or contact lenses to treat your presbyopia, surgical eye treatment options are available, including these:
Eye exercises are designed to strengthen your eye muscles, improve focusing, eye movements, and stimulate the vision center of your brain. There are many schools of thought when it comes to eye exercises.
Some people say it does nothing to help improve vision. Others swear that it works. I believe that they work by stimulating integral components of the eye in a manner that is not achieved through normal daily use. You should decide whether it is effective for your needs.
Key to healthy eyes is a healthy diet. As part of your healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C; foods like leafy, green vegetables and fish.
Eat spinach or other greens like collards and kale several times a week since they contain lutein, an antioxidant that greatly benefits the health of the eye’s macula, the part of the eye on the retina responsible for central vision.