Although your child's last vision check may have been normal, it's possible to develop nearsightedness (also known as myopia) at any point during childhood. Myopia can be inherited from parents, so your child is at a higher risk of this if one or both parents are also nearsighted. However, having nearsighted parents doesn't mean your child is certain to be nearsighted. Environment and habits play a part as well, so your child may not develop any vision problems at all.
In some cases your eye may be injured to the extent that it will be obvious that you need to seek immediate medical attention, such as in cases where there is a deep puncture to the eye. However, in other cases you may injure your eye in such a way that you have a hard time determining whether or not you should seek treatment. The information in this article can help you to know whether or not your eye injury is serious enough for you to see your optometrist or seek emergency medical treatment.
Did you know that cigarette smoke can harm your eyes? It's true. Research has shown that cigarette smoke can damage your eyes and increase your risk of developing serious vision problems. If you smoke, here are four vision problems you could be facing in the future.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
As you age, your vision can deteriorate. Age-related macular degeneration – which is the deterioration of the macula in the central portion of the retina – can lead to blindness.