Eye Problems V2 Edited NSH
    Our lifestyle plays a crucial role towards achieving a sound body and mind. Several of the prominent diseases are linked to poor lifestyle, like diabetes, bronchitis, liver/kidney diseases, even some of the cancers.

    Technology plays an important part in improving our lifestyle, saving time and resources. But, nothing comes without a few issues, and eye problems can be attributed to overuse of technological equipments. A prolonged exposure to the rays from a TV/mobile/laptop screen causes dryness which in turn could result in eye damage.

    Some people have minor eye problems, while others need specialists to cure these anomalies. Whenever you encounter an eye symptom which you cannot explain, consult a Doctor or Optometrist straightaway, otherwise it could result in a significant problem. Prevention is always better than the cure.

    So let’s have a look on different kinds of eye problems:

  • Eye strain: Reading for long hours, working on a computer for long periods, too bright/dark settings can cause strain to your eyes. If you are involved with these kind of activities, it is suggested to take a short break to rest your eyes, look into the distance and blink acitvely 20 times.
  • Red eyes: When eyes are irritated/infected they emit a pink/red hue, which happens because of expansion of blood vessels in the eye. It usually occurs due to inflammation or an infection.
  • Myopia (near-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point shorter than the length of the eye ball. So, distance objects are blurred. This can usually be corrected by wearing an glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, for example can also be performed to correct this problem.
  • Hypermetropia (far-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point that is longer than the eye ball. This can make objects more blurred as they become closer. hypermetropia can also be corrected by contact lenses, glasses and LASIK to fix it.
  • Astigmatism: It is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil, or in the shape of the eye’s lens or both. Using the right spectacles prescribed by an Optometrist can be used to overcome this distortion.
  • Night blindness: Striving to find your way in dark places could be a diagnosis for night blindness. It mostly occurs due to lack of vitamin A, but could also be congenital. It can also develop from degenerative diseases involving the retina.
  • Squint (Strabismus): Sometimes eyes are not properly lined up, and move independently of each other, this can be because of strabismus. This condition is usually operated upon for correction. But it may also be correct with glasses. The double vision that results in strabismus can be relieved by prism lenses.
  • Color Vision Problems: The most common form of color vision problem is red-green colour deficiency, in which the affected person is unable to tell the difference between shades of red and green. This is usually caused due to lacking cone receptors in eyes, attributed to differentiating between colors. This can be identified by performing the Ishihara chart test.
  • Uveitis: People who have rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis for example are inclined to suffer from uveitis. This could damage your eye tissue, sometimes leading to sight loss. Symptoms: eye pain, blurred vision, eye redness and light sensitivity.
  • Dry eyes: Occurs when the eyes have problems producing quality tears, and are severely irritated. In severe cases it can cause corneal scars. To treat dry eyes you can use humidifiers, artificial tears drops, gels tears and creams at night.
  • Cataracts: Cloudy areas can develop in the eye lenses, because of which light cannot reach the retina easily hindering the vision. The vision can seem misty. Bright lights can cause glare. It is treated by a cataract operation by an Ophthalmologist.
  • Glaucoma: Due to excess fluid production or reduced fluid drainage, there’s a pressure build up in the eye, which damages the optic nerve resulting in poor blood flow to the optic nerve. If it persists for long time, it can cause permanent damage to the eyes and a loss of peripheral vision.
  • Presbyopia: As we age the lens inside the eye that is involved in focussing, becomes harder and less flexible. This can result in blurred vision as objects get closer. It usually occurs in people over the age of 40, and can be corrected with prescription lenses.
    We hope you found this usefel.
    Remember is is information that is not a substitute for seeing a professional and having an eye examination.
    If you or your loved ones are suffering from eye problems:

    Please contact us at – On Call Opticians on 01384 234 779, we perform NHS home visit eye examinations.

  • Our specialist Mr. Nirinder Hunjan has been an expert in this field for more than 14 years and is NHS registered qualified Optometrist. Our main objective is to provide a free service to eligible people who cannot visit an Optometrist.
  • Our lifestyle plays a crucial role towards achieving a sound body and mind. Several of the prominent diseases are linked to poor lifestyle, like diabetes, bronchitis, liver/kidney diseases, even some of the cancers.
  • Technology plays an important part in improving our lifestyle, saving time and resources. But, nothing comes without a few issues, and eye problems can be attributed to overuse of technological equipments. A prolonged exposure to the rays from a TV/mobile/laptop screen causes dryness which in turn could result in eye damage.
  • Some people have minor eye problems, while others need specialists to cure these anomalies. Whenever you encounter an eye symptom which you cannot explain, consult a Doctor or Optometrist straightaway, otherwise it could result in a significant problem. Prevention is always better than the cure.
    So let’s have a look on different kinds of eye problems:
  • Eye strain: Reading for long hours, working on a computer for long periods, too bright/dark settings can cause strain to your eyes. If you are involved with these kind of activities, it is suggested to take a short break to rest your eyes, look into the distance and blink acitvely 20 times.
  • Red eyes: When eyes are irritated/infected they emit a pink/red hue, which happens because of expansion of blood vessels in the eye. It usually occurs due to inflammation or an infection.
  • Myopia (near-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point shorter than the length of the eye ball. So, distance objects are blurred. This can usually be corrected by wearing an glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, for example can also be performed to correct this problem.
  • Hypermetropia (far-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point that is longer than the eye ball. This can make objects more blurred as they become closer. hypermetropia can also be corrected by contact lenses, glasses and LASIK to fix it.
  • Astigmatism: It is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil, or in the shape of the eye’s lens or both. Using the right spectacles prescribed by an Optometrist can be used to overcome this distortion.
  • Night blindness: Striving to find your way in dark places could be a diagnosis for night blindness. It mostly occurs due to lack of vitamin A, but could also be congenital. It can also develop from degenerative diseases involving the retina.
  • Squint (Strabismus): Sometimes eyes are not properly lined up, and move independently of each other, this can be because of strabismus. This condition is usually operated upon for correction. But it may also be correct with glasses. The double vision that results in strabismus can be relieved by prism lenses.
  • Color Vision Problems: The most common form of color vision problem is red-green colour deficiency, in which the affected person is unable to tell the difference between shades of red and green. This is usually caused due to lacking cone receptors in eyes, attributed to differentiating between colors. This can be identified by performing the Ishihara chart test.
  • Uveitis: People who have rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis for example are inclined to suffer from uveitis. This could damage your eye tissue, sometimes leading to sight loss. Symptoms: eye pain, blurred vision, eye redness and light sensitivity.
  • Dry eyes: Occurs when the eyes have problems producing quality tears, and are severely irritated. In severe cases it can cause corneal scars. To treat dry eyes you can use humidifiers, artificial tears drops, gels tears and creams at night.
  • Cataracts: Cloudy areas can develop in the eye lenses, because of which light cannot reach the retina easily hindering the vision. The vision can seem misty. Bright lights can cause glare. It is treated by a cataract operation by an Ophthalmologist.
  • Glaucoma: Due to excess fluid production or reduced fluid drainage, there’s a pressure build up in the eye, which damages the optic nerve resulting in poor blood flow to the optic nerve. If it persists for long time, it can cause permanent damage to the eyes and a loss of peripheral vision.
  • Presbyopia: As we age the lens inside the eye that is involved in focussing, becomes harder and less flexible. This can result in blurred vision as objects get closer. It usually occurs in people over the age of 40, and can be corrected with prescription lenses.
    We hope you found this usefel.
    Remember is is information that is not a substitute for seeing a professional and having an eye examination.
    If you or your loved ones are suffering from eye problems:

    Please contact us at – On Call Opticians on 01384 234 779, we perform NHS home visit eye examinations.

    Our specialist Mr. Nirinder Hunjan has been an expert in this field for more than 14 years and is NHS registered qualified Optometrist. Our main objective is to provide a free service to eligible people who cannot visit an Optometrist.
    Our lifestyle plays a crucial role towards achieving a sound body and mind. Several of the prominent diseases are linked to poor lifestyle, like diabetes, bronchitis, liver/kidney diseases, even some of the cancers.

    Technology plays an important part in improving our lifestyle, saving time and resources. But, nothing comes without a few issues, and eye problems can be attributed to overuse of technological equipments. A prolonged exposure to the rays from a TV/mobile/laptop screen causes dryness which in turn could result in eye damage.

    Some people have minor eye problems, while others need specialists to cure these anomalies. Whenever you encounter an eye symptom which you cannot explain, consult a Doctor or Optometrist straightaway, otherwise it could result in a significant problem. Prevention is always better than the cure.

    So let’s have a look on different kinds of eye problems:

  • Eye strain: Reading for long hours, working on a computer for long periods, too bright/dark settings can cause strain to your eyes. If you are involved with these kind of activities, it is suggested to take a short break to rest your eyes, look into the distance and blink acitvely 20 times.
  • Red eyes: When eyes are irritated/infected they emit a pink/red hue, which happens because of expansion of blood vessels in the eye. It usually occurs due to inflammation or an infection.
  • Myopia (near-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point shorter than the length of the eye ball. So, distance objects are blurred. This can usually be corrected by wearing an glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, for example can also be performed to correct this problem.
  • Hypermetropia (far-sightedness): This results in the focal point within the eye (when viewing a distance object) falling at a point that is longer than the eye ball. This can make objects more blurred as they become closer. hypermetropia can also be corrected by contact lenses, glasses and LASIK to fix it.
  • Astigmatism: It is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil, or in the shape of the eye’s lens or both. Using the right spectacles prescribed by an Optometrist can be used to overcome this distortion.
  • Night blindness: Striving to find your way in dark places could be a diagnosis for night blindness. It mostly occurs due to lack of vitamin A, but could also be congenital. It can also develop from degenerative diseases involving the retina.
  • Squint (Strabismus): Sometimes eyes are not properly lined up, and move independently of each other, this can be because of strabismus. This condition is usually operated upon for correction. But it may also be correct with glasses. The double vision that results in strabismus can be relieved by prism lenses.
  • Color Vision Problems: The most common form of color vision problem is red-green colour deficiency, in which the affected person is unable to tell the difference between shades of red and green. This is usually caused due to lacking cone receptors in eyes, attributed to differentiating between colors. This can be identified by performing the Ishihara chart test.
  • Uveitis: People who have rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis for example are inclined to suffer from uveitis. This could damage your eye tissue, sometimes leading to sight loss. Symptoms: eye pain, blurred vision, eye redness and light sensitivity.
  • Dry eyes: Occurs when the eyes have problems producing quality tears, and are severely irritated. In severe cases it can cause corneal scars. To treat dry eyes you can use humidifiers, artificial tears drops, gels tears and creams at night.
  • Cataracts: Cloudy areas can develop in the eye lenses, because of which light cannot reach the retina easily hindering the vision. The vision can seem misty. Bright lights can cause glare. It is treated by a cataract operation by an Ophthalmologist.
  • Glaucoma: Due to excess fluid production or reduced fluid drainage, there’s a pressure build up in the eye, which damages the optic nerve resulting in poor blood flow to the optic nerve. If it persists for long time, it can cause permanent damage to the eyes and a loss of peripheral vision.
  • Presbyopia: As we age the lens inside the eye that is involved in focussing, becomes harder and less flexible. This can result in blurred vision as objects get closer. It usually occurs in people over the age of 40, and can be corrected with prescription lenses.
    We hope you found this usefel.
    Remember is is information that is not a substitute for seeing a professional and having an eye examination.
    If you or your loved ones are suffering from eye problems:

    Please contact us at – On Call Opticians on 01384 234 779, we perform NHS home visit eye examinations.

    Our specialist Mr. Nirinder Hunjan has been an expert in this field for more than 14 years and is NHS registered qualified Optometrist. Our main objective is to provide a free service to eligible people who cannot visit an Optometrist.

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