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Common Eye Conditions You May Have

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Common Eye Conditions Treated with Your Katy and Memorial Optometrist

Considering their prominent, exposed location, it's no wonder that eyes are subject to a variety of problems. Fortunately, most of these are minor. This, however, doesn't mean that they don't need attention. Here are some of the most common eye conditions, their symptoms, and when it's a good idea to visit an eye doctor for an expert opinion:

Eye Strain

This typically happens from prolonged periods of staring at something that is challenging to see clearly or that exposes the eyes to too much light. Usually, resting the eyes for a day will take care of it.

Red Eyes

Bloodshot eyes are very common. Lack of sleep, a hard night of partying, and allergies are some of the top causes. That said, you could also have a more serious problem such as pinkeye. Have your eyes checked if the condition persists.

Night Blindness

Severe trouble seeing at night is one of the conditions that often indicate a disease process. Cataracts, keratoconus, and a lack of vitamin A can all cause it. If you experience this condition, see your eye doctor.

Amblyopia and Strabismus (Lazy Eye and Crossed Eyes)

These conditions involve one or both eyes either wandering or turning toward each other. Some cases of amblyopia can be corrected in childhood using vision therapy, but strabismus is likely to require surgery.

Diagnosis

To get a diagnosis for any of these conditions or ones like glaucoma, you simply need to get a comprehensive eye exam from your eye doctor.

Treatments

Some of these conditions can be treated with eye drops or by changing your habits. However, some require surgical intervention. Your eye doctor may recommend a lens replacement if you have cataracts, and surgery on the eye muscles for amblyopia and strabismus. No matter what eye condition you have, your optometrist can either offer a solution or refer you to a specialist for advanced treatment.

Contact Our Local Optometrist To Treat Your Eye Condition Today

To get your eyes checked and find out what's going on with them; just make an appointment with one of our optometrists here at Eye Site Texas in Katy or Memorial. We'll be happy to help.

 

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