According to a recent study by the Biodesign Institute Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), around 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. But while these lenses have proven to help a lot of people see clearly, contact lens wearers and eye care professionals shouldn’t turn a blind eye on how the use of contacts lead to waste management issues.
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Night blindness, also known as nyctalopia, is marked by the inability to see well at night or in poor light. According to vision correction experts at the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children, it is not considered an eye disease but a symptom of an underlying problem, usually in the retina. However, in the case of patients with myopia, difficulties in night vision is caused by optical issues and not a retinal disease.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which is a great reminder for everyone that kids should be encouraged to care for their eyesight even at a young age. In this article, the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children lists a few eye care tips for kids that every eye doctor from the organization recommends.
Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, often develops in children and teens. It’s one of the most common vision problems. In fact, approximately 30% of children and teens in the U.S. are affected by the condition.