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Having dry eyes can be extremely uncomfortable. Many people run for over-the-counter eye drops or artificial tears to give them relief. However, the best treatment is to focus on reversing the condition. To do this, you will need to know the underlying cause of your dry eyes.
Orthokeratology or corneal refractive therapy aims to lessen the symptoms of myopia. Wearing corrective lenses to slow down the progression of myopia may sound like a fairy tale, but it is a reality. The idea of ortho-k lenses is also not new. That said, ortho-k lenses are just beginning to make advances. Some of their benefits include:
Trouble seeing the board at school, frequent squinting, complaints of headaches, a rising amount screen time—whatever prompted you to schedule an eye appointment for your child, it was clear: something was wrong. Next, you learn that your child has myopia or nearsightedness. What do you do now?
Accidents and emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. They can also affect any part of the body, including the eyes. Some eye emergencies can be resolved fairly easily, while others are more serious and require urgent professional attention in order to preserve your vision and prevent any (further) sight loss.
Contact lenses are a very popular and great alternative to wearing glasses. They give patients greater freedom and convenience, both with their appearance and their lifestyle. While most people can wear contact lenses, not everyone is suited for conventional contacts. If you have certain eye conditions, you may instead be recommended to consider specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses.
Myopia or nearsightedness is the condition where an individual has difficulty seeing distant objects. Most people develop myopia in childhood, and the condition continues to worsen as kids enter their teen years, before potentially stabilizing in early adulthood. However, for some people, myopia can become worse. According to eye specialists, sudden myopia or nearsightedness during adulthood can indicate serious eye conditions.