Many people have differing opinions on glasses. Some love them, some hate them, some wish they had a reason to wear them. Whatever your personal opinion is, it is undeniable that glasses have an interesting history. It has taken a lot of trial and error to get to the place we are today, where glasses are fairly easy to obtain and make many people's lives much easier. Read on for five fun facts about glasses and vision.
Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis is an eye infection caused by adenoviruses. Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that are responsible for illnesses like the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. If these viruses get into your eyes, they can lead to epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Here are four things you need to know about this serious eye infection.
What are the symptoms of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis?
If you have this infection, one or both of your eyes will be red and sore.
If you send a lot of time on your computer, you may be increasing your risk of suffering from a vision problem referred to as computer vision syndrome. The symptoms of this syndrome can present themselves in different ways from person to person and it can be more severe in some patients than others. You can learn about computer vision syndrome in this article, as well as what can be done to prevent or treat the condition.
If you've always wanted to change the color of your eyes, perhaps you're considering colored contact lenses. These lenses sit on the surface of your eye, just like a regular corrective contact lens. If you need visual correction, you can order lenses that correct your vision and change your eye color, and if you already have perfect vision, you can order non-prescription lenses that just change your eye color. While innovative, colored lenses are not for everyone.
Between 5 and 10 percent of Americans are far-sighted, including children. Deciding whether these children should have their vision corrected with glasses isn't always a simple decision, however. This article looks at some of the factors affecting this decision.
Most people are familiar with myopia, or nearsightedness. Individuals with myopia have eyes that are too long, meaning that light entering the eye focuses before it reaches the retina. Someone with myopic vision may be able to see things that are close clearly, but struggle to resolve things that are further away.