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Ocular Allergies: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Ocular allergies, also called eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, are common eye problems. Around 40 percent of people in the United States experience ocular allergies, and the figure is rising.

What Eye Symptoms in a Diabetic Should Cause Concern?

Diabetes affects how your body turns food into energy. It causes the pancreas to produce less insulin than the body needs. It may also cause the body to be less effective in utilizing the insulin it makes to regulate blood sugar.

When Should I See an Optometrist After Cataract Surgery?

When cataracts form on the eye lens, they make the lens cloudy, affecting vision. Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of the cloudy eye lens. Eye doctors perform the surgery in an outpatient procedure. You need to take care of your eyes after the surgery. Here is more information on when you should see an optometrist after cataract surgery.

What Do Blue Light Lenses Do?

Most people today are spending more time using digital screens. One reason for this is that working online has become more common in the last two years than ever before. Remote learning has also meant people spend more than eight hours using computers, tablet screens, and smartphones, which is unhealthy.

How to Pick the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Why do you even need a pair of sunglasses in the first place? The sun emits very harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. You may want to protect your eyes from these rays. Prolonged exposure to UV rays may cause cataracts or pterygiums or even damage your vision.

What Causes Ocular Allergies?

Ocular allergies are adverse immune responses when the eyes interact with an irritating substance. These substances or allergens make the eyes red, watery, and itchy. The immune system mistakes allergens for bacteria and viruses.

Why Routine Eye Exams Are Important

When scheduling health appointments, you should not overlook eye exams. Unfortunately, most people only schedule eye exams when they suspect a vision problem. Others assume that a basic visual screening is adequate. 

Advantage and Disadvantages of Contacts vs. Glasses

If you do not have perfect vision, corrective lenses can help improve your eyesight. When choosing corrective lenses, you need to decide whether to get glasses or contacts. Both options will help correct your vision. They have specific uses, and both have their pros and cons. 

How Can You Tell If Diabetes Is Affecting Your Eyes?

The last few years have seen an alarming increase in people suffering from diabetes. Studies suggest that diabetes may affect about 30 percent of the population. There are different types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. 

What Is Blue Light and How Does It Damage Eyes?

Nowadays, many people spend hours staring at screens at work, at home, and even outdoors. Do you love swiping and scrolling on social media? Do you watch TV for hours at a time? Are you always reading work reports on your laptop? Whatever the case, you need to understand that blue light emanating from digital screens can harm your eyes.

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