Nearsightedness

Also known as myopia, nearsightedness causes a person to clearly see objects close to them but makes things located at a distance seem blurry.

Farsightedness

The opposite of nearsightedness, farsightedness (hyperopia) allows people to clearly see objects at a distance but makes them seem blurry if located nearby.

Glaucoma

A collection of eye conditions causing optic nerve damage, resulting in vision-loss. Glaucoma usually occurs when pressure builds up inside the eye.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding that develops over the lens of an eye. It can interfere with a person’s ability to do everyday tasks such as driving or reading.

Astigmatism

This condition refers to an irregular curvature of the cornea. It’s a fairly common occurrence and treatment is only required in extreme cases.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a common, age-related condition that results in blurred near vision. It affects everyone around the age of 40 and can be corrected in different ways.

Amblyopia

Also known as “lazy eye,” Amblyopia is the most prevalent eye condition in children caused by weakened eye-brain connectivity. Unless corrected early in life it will likely continue in adulthood.

Diabetic Retinopathy

People who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at risk of diabetic retinopathy, characterized by retinal blood vessel damage resulting from high blood sugar.

Keratoconus

A condition in which the shape of the eye becomes distorted. A thin and bulging cornea is the most notable trait of an eye with keratoconus.

Macula Degeneration

This refers to a series of different eye diseases which affect a person’s central vision. The most common form of this disease is age-related macular degeneration, of which there are two kinds: wet and dry.

Contact Lenses Related Infections

Sometimes, wearing contact lenses can lead to infection. Although not common, these infections can happen to anyone and can be avoided by maintaining proper hygiene and following lens care guidelines.

Strambismus

Strambismus is a condition that prevents a person’s eyes from focusing on the same object together. The issue is usually diagnosed in childhood and can result in eye strain or double vision if left uncorrected.