How often should I need to test my eyes?
Eye care for every patient is unique. It is recommended that everyone get Eye check-ups every 2 years, however your doctor may recommend more frequent examinations depending on your risk factors for certain diseases. People with diabetes, contact lenses and aged over 60 should be examined annually.
Diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and many others frequently show up in the eyes, and regular examination assures good ocular health by allowing the problem to be diagnosed while it's still a small one.
Is working with a computer all day harmful to my eyes?
There is no scientific proof that the use of the computer causes eye damage over time. However, regular use can lead to stress and other problems like Blurred vision, Dryness, Red eyes, Irritation, Headache and Neck (or) back pain.
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What is meant by a cataract and Glaucoma?
Cataract: Cataract is a condition in which clouding of the eye’s natural lens occurs. Cataracts can be caused by several health conditions such as diabetes, eye injury, aging, radiation treatment etc.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye's optic nerve. Without any significant symptoms, it gets worse with time. There are various factors that cause glaucoma, such as congeniality, aging, diabetes, high eye pressure etc.
Note: Cataracts and glaucoma are the major cause of blindness according to the research.
What is 20/20 vision?
The term 20/20 vision refers to a person’s Normal Visual Acuity measured at a distance of 20 feet. This number indicates that the person can see objects clearly at a distance of 20 feet.
For example, the person with 20/40 vision can see the object at 20 feet, whereas the person with normal vision can see the same object at 40 feet. In the same way a person with 20/15 vision can see objects at 20 feet that people with 20/20 vision see at 15 feet.