Common Eye Conditions

According to optometrists in America some of the most common vision complaints that people make when they visit their eye doctors are blurry vision, photophobia (also commonly known as light sensitivity, macular degeneration, eye twitching, eye floaters, Glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, lazy eye, color blindness, Blepharitis (inflammation of the eye lids), Strabismus and pink eye to name a few.

Here are some definitions of some of these vision conditions along with some possible causes. Additionally,here are some eye conditions that can be treated by pursuing a natural vision improvement program of eye exercises:

Glaucoma: A serious eye disease that is caused by damage to the optic nerve as a result of the buildup of unhealthy pressure in the eyes. This condition is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.

Macular Degeneration: An eye disorder characterized by vision loss in the center of your field of vision. There are 2 particular types of macular degeneration. These include wet macular degeneration and dry macular degeneration.

Dry Eyes: A condition caused by an insufficiency in tear production in the eyes. This is caused by a variety of factors including age, weather, environmental factors, lasik surgery, smoking, coffee drinking and hormonal changes to the surface of the eyes in aging women to name a few.

Photophobia: This is a condition that is better known as Light Sensitivity caused by an intolerance of bright lights and other various light sources such as the sun, the flash of a camera, headlights and fluorescent lights to name a few. This is also caused by nutritional deficiencies along with the inability of the pupil to constrict properly thereby letting in too much light into the eyes.

Lazy Eyes: A condition whereby one particular eye is stronger than the other eye. It generally develops in younger kids. If this condition is left untreated it can lead to permanent vision problems.

Eye Floaters: This is an eye condition whereby tiny spots, squiggly lines, cobwebs and specs of clouds are floating around in your field of vision. This is caused by the action of the vitreous (the gel like substance in the eye), pulling away from the back of the eye wall.

Generally, the pursuit of a natural vision improvement program of eye exercises can correct certain vision conditions such as lazy eye, strabismus (cross eyes), Double vision and other common eye conditions such as light sensitivity and dry eyes. Other eye conditions that can be treated with eye exercises are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and eye strain.