Technological advancements make it convenient and necessary to use digital devices for almost every function. People use digital devices for learning, shopping, socialization, and to operate other devices. The amount of time people spend staring at a digital screen affects their eyes, causing digital eyestrain. The longer you spend using digital devices, the worse the symptoms of eyestrain become. Among the significant signs of digital eyestrain is dry eye.
People don’t really give much thought to their eye health until they start having vision problems. Sadly, some eye diseases have mild to no symptoms in their early stages. You might not be aware that your vision has already changed as years go by. Some of these can impact the way you see, or worse, even result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. The good news is that even simple precautionary steps can help prevent the onset or slow down the progression of an eye condition. Here are 10 tips that can help save your vision.
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular problems affecting 11 to 12 percent of the population. Individuals most at risk are adults older than 50 years, particularly women and contact lens wearers. The causes can be generalized to insufficient tears, mucins, and lipids to lubricate the eyes.
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common of all eye conditions. Our eyes rely on a sufficient amount of tear film in order to stay healthy and be able to move comfortably. Tear film provides lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infections, wash away any microorganisms and keep the surface of the eye smooth.
Do your eyes feel scratchy or as if something is in them? You might have dry eye syndrome or dry eyes as it is also known. This is a common problem that can occur occasionally or over long periods. Symptoms like itchiness, redness, heavy eyelids, sensitivity to light, and burning or stinging sensation may be mild or severe. While it can be rather painful too, it should not affect your vision. However, there are severe cases of untreated dry eyes that result in visual impairment and scarring of the eye’s surface.