As of 2013, the World Health Organization estimates that there are 153 million people worldwide who are suffering from uncorrected refractive errors. Common refractive problems are myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. While these refractive errors cannot be prevented, they can be managed with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses and refractive surgery.
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Certain eye discomforts are minor and can be fixed simply by cleaning the eyes or taking a break from visual activities. In other words, nothing to worry about. That said, you should pay attention to certain eye discomforts, especially if they involve pressure building up behind your eyes.
Blinking is a perfectly normal, semi-autonomic bodily function. It is your body’s way of keeping your eyes well-lubricated as it promotes proper distribution of tears on the surface of your cornea. Blinking takes about 400 milliseconds. As such, a blink should hardly be felt. So what’s the deal when your child complains of a twinge of pain when they blink?
Your eyes, with all their complex workings and amazing feats, are still fragile organs. Bearing this in mind, your eyes, especially your child’s, require extra care and delicate handling. In this article, your child’s optometrist from Myopia Institute gives pointers on how to properly remove eyelashes, mucus and other foreign objects from your toddler’s eyes.