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Are you interested in wearing contacts because you’re tired of squinting to see? Have you worn glasses for years but now you’re ready to switch things up?
Not only does hyperopia, otherwise known as farsightedness, affect millions of people, but it’s also one of the most common eye problems. If you have this, you struggle to see things up close.
As a loving parent, you want to keep your child healthy. That includes providing balanced meals, keeping them active, and taking them to the doctor for appointments. However, it also means having their eyes checked. That’s especially important during their developmental years.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a prevalent vision condition that is often diagnosed before the age of 20. It typically affects your distance vision. You can see near objects clearly but have difficulties seeing faraway objects.
The National Institutes for Health encourages parents to have their kids screened for myopia.
Macular degeneration is a disease that damages a portion of your retina and causes the loss of central vision. Some doctors call it AMD (age-related macular degeneration) since it often affects aging adults. It is among the leading causes of vision loss in people 50 years and above. There are two types of macular degeneration: advanced neovascular and atrophic AMD.
Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye disease that affects people with diabetes. It is characterized by damage to blood vessels in the retina. The condition causes blurry vision, eye floaters, and difficulty with colors, and if untreated, it can lead to blindness.
Choosing to wear contact lenses is a decision you should make with your eye doctor. The appropriate choice depends on your refractive error, contact lens comfort, wear schedule, and your expectations and willingness to care for them.
Individuals who find regular contact lenses uncomfortable may switch to alternative lenses as there are lenses to suit many different visual needs. The various lenses are different in function and appearance. Before getting contact lenses, you should understand the different types available.
Most of the learning that children do is through observation. It means that having a good vision is essential for a child attending school. Research shows a strong link between visual ability and academic performance. According to experts, your child should start seeing an eye doctor at about six months. It would be best if you took them for regular eye exams, especially in their school years.