When you try to see the statistics, there are many people in the United States who suffer from different eye conditions. In fact, with the advent of technology, eye problems have become common in this generation even to children 12 years and below.

When I was experiencing eye problem, I thought that it was not necessary to correct the issues I was experiencing and did not try to find an eye doctor near me, until I found that my case got worse every day – something that I could have been avoided if I tried asking for professional help.

Now, I want to share to you some of the common eye problems that you may be experiencing or encounter in the future:

1.Refractive errors

These errors can involve astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), and presbyopia (loss of the ability to see up close), and hyperopia (farsightedness). These issues can be corrected by using eyeglasses that are suited to your eyes, or some contact lenses. Other cases can also be corrected by through surgery. This type of eye problem is what causes inconvenience to over 11 million Americans aged 12 years and above.

2.Cataract

This kind of eye problem causes clouding of the eye’s lenses and is one of the major causes of blindness in the United States. A cataract is not age-specific and can be experienced by people of all ages as this eye issue is caused by several factors and, not just one.

When it comes to treatment, cataract is treatable through surgery. However, access to medical help and treatment is hindered by different factors such as treatment costs, insurance coverage, patient’s choice, and other economical reasons that impairs one to have access to treatment.

3.Glaucoma

This type of eye problem is caused by some issues in the optic nerve that could lead to a loss in vision or blindness. This occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside your eyes increases, although there is also research that says it can also occur under normal eye pressure.

There are two types of glaucoma, which are closed-angle (might appear very quickly and can lead to pain and vision loss) and open-angle (a chronic condition that progresses slower than the closed angel).

4.Strabismus

This involves an imbalance in the positioning of the two eyes, which can cause the eyes to cross out (exotropia) or cross in (esotropia). This is caused by a lack of coordination of the two eyes; hence, you will see them in different directions, without focusing on one single point.

Strabismus is often experienced in the early childhood days and can progress and develop until the adult life of the child. There are no known leading factors of strabismus according to research.

5.Amblyopia

Also called “lazy eye”, it is one of the most common causes of vision problems among the kids. This term is used to describe a phenomenon of a lack of coordination of the brain and eyes. Even if the eyes look normal, there is a tendency that it is no used properly because the other eye has more favor than it. This can also cause strabismus.