Many causes of blindness can be treated or prevented. Globally the main causes of blindness in adults older then 50 are cataract and glaucoma followed by under-corrected refractive error.
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The function of the tear film is to lubricate the ocular surface, provide protection against irritants and it plays a role in the refraction of light as it enters the eye.
Wearing glasses not only creates interference but may also lead to severe injuries. The advent of contact lenses and LASIK has played a pivotal role in ensuring that an athlete’s career is not derailed just because he/ she must wear glasses.
Corneal imaging creates a 3-dimensional model of the cornea which is useful for examining important parameters such as corneal curvature, power and thickness.
Fact: Although glasses are not ideal to swim with, contacts are also not the answer. The FDA recommends that you do not expose contacts to any type of water: tap water; swimming pools; oceans; lakes; hot tubs and showers. All sorts of viruses and micro-organisms live in water.
Nadia is the administrative head at Envision. After 19 years of dependence on glasses and contact lenses for myopia she had LASIK. After her procedure 3 years ago, she has not looked back and truly appreciates her freedom from glasses.
Fact: Modern LASIK does not affect night vision and may even improve it. Myth: LASIK makes your night vision worse
Although LASIK is one of the safest, most effective outpatient procedures, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to this question. Your specific anatomy and lifestyle are central to the answer.
It is not a matter of your age but the aging of your eye’s natural lens which often becomes significant after age 55. If you are starting to develop cataracts, Lasik might not give you the clear vision you hoped for and cataracts may cloud your vision again soon