Common Eye problems & Conditions

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digital eye strain

Discomfort and headaches resulting from digital screens

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Keratoconus

A condition that causes your cornea to thin, weaken and distort

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presbyopia

The normal loss of near-focusing ability as we age

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MACULAR DEGENERATION

Leading cause of blindness in Australia. Distortion and dark patches in central vision

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gLAUCOMA

Hereditary condition resulting in loss of vision from the outside in, often unnoticed due to slow progression

flashes & floaters

Small floating shapes that drift around your vision

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myopia

Short-sightedness, objects in the distance appear blurry

hyperopia

Long-sightedness, objects close up appear blurry, distance may also seem blurred

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cataracts

Blurred or double vision resulting from clouding of the lens

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COLOUR DEFICIENCY

Difficulty seeing some colours, or seeing them differently to other people

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BLEPHAROSPASM

Eyelid twitches, which can occur to upper and lower eyelids

dry eyes

Disruption to the make-up of tears, resulting in soreness, red eyes and headaches

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Diabetic retinopathy

Occurs when high blood sugar damages the fine blood vessels in the retina

night blindness

The percentage of drivers who struggle with Night Blindness increases with age

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