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Our eyes are integral to our everyday tasks and professional lives. Maintaining optimum eye health is essential.
For many, having refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness is bad enough. Imagine, then, the frustration of others who learn they have cataracts. Studies suggest that more than half of Americans over 80 years have cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery.
Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that affects your center of vision. It makes it difficult to recognize faces, drive, or do work that requires detail. It usually affects people over the age of 60, making it one of the most prevalent causes of loss of eyesight in that demographic.
One of the main factors contributing to permanent blindness in the U.S. is glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans, including 2.7 million people over 40, suffer from glaucoma. While it can strike anyone, older people are more likely to develop glaucoma. Most glaucoma variants show no symptoms at all.
Prescription glasses and contact lenses help correct refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness. However, most people suffering from these problems prefer to improve their vision without such corrective devices. Fortunately, this is possible through orthokeratology. Read on to learn more.