|Did you know that 1\4 of the worlds population is myopic? Myopia is simply a condition in which the eye focuses an object in front of the retina creating a blurred effect.|
|With this condition, the image is not coming into focus on the retina, but "behind" the retina. Therefore, when the image reaches the retina, it is still in a blurry form.|
in which the lens of your eye loses flexibility making
it difficult to focus on close objects. It is natural to lose enough
flexibility by your mid 40's to be noticeable.
|Astigmatism means that the cornea, or window, of the eye is not round or spherical. A cornea without astigmatism is spherical like a basketball. A cornea with astigmatism is shaped more like a football, with two different curvatures, one steeper than the other.|
the part of the eye that receives light and interprets shape and form,
then sends the signal to the brain.
The lens of your eye works much like the lens of a camera or magnifying glass. It focuses light onto the retina.
The pupil is the small opening in the eye that light passes through to eventually reach the retina.
The iris works just like that of a camera expanding and constricting to allow more or less light to reach the retina.
chamber is the area between the
iris and the cornea filled with a clear aqueous fluid.
is a misalignment of the eyes. One or both eyes may turn in, up, out, or
down. Treatment includes prismatic glasses, contacts, visual therapy,
and in some cases surgery.
or vision loss in one eye that can not be fully corrected with glasses.
It normally begins in childhood, and can be minimized if detected early
by placing a patch over the unaffected eye in order to strengthen the weaker.
is actually a misnomer. Color deficiency is more appropriate.
Color deficiency is the inability to distinguish shades of red\green or
yellow\blue. About 1 in 8 men is color deficient as opposed to 1
in 200 women.
infection resulting in the inflammation of the thin, transparent layer
of the eyelid, as well as the surface of the cornea.
caused by the increase of fluid in the eye resulting in increased inner
ocular pressure that damages the optic nerve. Symptoms include tunnel
vision, pain, blurred vision, appearance of colored rings around lights,
or no signs at all. It frequently occurs in people over 40 and will
result in blindness if not diagnosed early.
of the retina from the pigment caused by holes or tears
in the retina, by a tumor, or by fluid pressure in the
area. It can be surgically treated. Aside from a sudden loss
of vision, warning signs might include light flashes or unusual spots
of protein or other matter of various size and shape that float within
the eye. They appear to dart away when you try and focus on them.
Most spots are not harmful and rarely inhibit vision. However, spots
may be indicative of more serious problems. You should consult your
optometrist if you notice them often, or a sudden increase.
is a clouding that develops in the normally clear lens
of the eye. this prevents the lens from properly focusing
light on the retina. Cataracts usually develop in both
eyes, but often at different rates. Some some cataracts develop over a
period of years, while others form rapidly in a few months.