Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes difficult viewing distant-range objects, while nearby objects remain clear. The condition typically emerges in childhood. Since vision is a huge part of learning and social development, it’s important that childhood myopia is diagnosed promptly and treated effectively.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Unfortunately, there are a number of widespread myths about cataracts that may prevent people from seeking effective treatment. In today’s post, your trusted cataract doctor from EyeSite of The Villages reveals the truth behind four common cataract myths.
When the conjunctiva, (the mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the front of the eye) becomes inflamed, it is called conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is often clear, but when this inflammation takes place, the blood vessels in the membrane dilate and cause the eyes to become bloodshot. Should you go to the optometrist in The Villages, Florida, and the surrounding area when this problem occurs? It may be helpful to go to the doctor, so you can figure out which type of conjunctivitis you have.