common eye problems and how to prevent them

From a stray eyelash to more serious problems, like strabismus, nearly every person has experienced an eye problem at one point or another. Fortunately and unfortunately, eyes are complicated organs. Their complexity allows them to take in surrounding light and transmit an image to our brain. But unfortunately, their complex makeup and sensitivity leaves them vulnerable to even the smallest elements.

Computer-Induced Eye Strain

With millions of Americans spending 8+ hours a day staring at a computer screen or some other form of technology, it’s no surprise that eye strain is at an all-time high. In addition to special glasses designed to filter blue light, you can also practice “eye yoga” at your desk and in your spare time.

Dry Eyes

It’s estimated that nearly 5 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from dry eyes – 5 million! Find relief from itchy, irritated eyes by visiting our blog on natural ways to relieve dry eyes.

Red or Bloodshot Eyes

Just because it’s most often temporary doesn’t mean that eye redness isn’t a serious problem. Most often, eyes become red or bloodshot after a blood vessel near the surface of your eye expands or dilates.

To relieve red eyes fast, consider using soothing eye drops or a warm compress. If your eyes are constantly red, you may have to change the type of contacts you wear (if you’re a contacts wearer) or eat foods known to enhance eye health.  

Projectile-Damaged Eyes

“Projectile-damaged eyes” is just a fancy way of saying you got something in your eye. Most commonly, this happens while on the job site. Whether it’s a nail, hammer, or baseball, it’s important to always take care of your eyes while in hazardous areas or situations. When in doubt, throw those goggles on!

Just like you always want to protect aging eyes, it’s important to protect growing eyes too! Learn five ways to protect your little one’s eyes by visiting our blog!

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