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Understanding Your Eyesight

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Your eyesight can be affected in a variety of different ways, sometimes related to age or the shape of your eyeball. Almost all conditions are treatable to some degree, with some conditions the earlier they are detected the easier they are to treat.

 

Common Eye Conditions


Short Sight

If you need vision correction to see things clearly at a distance, you are short sighted.
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Long Sight

If you need vision correction to read or see things close up, you are long sighted.
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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is most commonly where the cornea is oval like a rugby ball instead of spherical like a football, resulting in blurred vision.
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Presbyopia

Presbyopia describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age.
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of conditions in which the optic nerve suffers a characteristic form of damage at the back of the eye.
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Age-related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a medical condition of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina.
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Cataracts

A cataract is a lens that has become cloudy, causing blurred eye sight.
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Other Conditions

Amblyopia
Aniridia
Conjunctivitis
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dry Eye
Floaters
Keratitis
Keratoconus
Nystagmus
Ocular Allergies
Strabismus
Uveitis

 

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