Dry eyes are more common than we think. With winter knocking on our door, many of us may notice the effects of the colder season on our eyes. There are several factors that come into play. The combination of cold dry air combined with increased indoor heating can make eyes feel as dry as grandma’s fruit cake.
Daily schedules are dramatically changed when we travel. It’s one of the reasons we go in the first place. Planning ahead to prevent dry eye will help your eyes adjust comfortably to new environments and activities plus save aggravation when you arrive. Think about if you will need extra contact lenses? Reading glasses? Sunglasses? Artificial tears? Prepare for clear eyes ahead.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that destroy delicate optic nerve fibers responsible for transmitting visual signals to the brain.
The destruction typically occurs slowly which is why glaucoma can be so devastating. It is often only confirmed after significant damage to the optic nerve, causing permanent vision loss.