As you age, not only does your physical strength decline, but your eyesight does as well. Your diet and lifestyle can have a big effect on the chances of vision problems occurring, which is why it’s important to take care of your eyes while there’s still time.
Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, can be easily corrected with contact lenses, eyeglasses and different forms of medication. Some eye conditions like low vision, however, can’t be treated using standard eyewear and surgery. To better understand this visual impairment, Opti-Care, an eyeglasses specialist in this area, explains what causes low vision.
In 2017 alone, over 638,000 U.S. patients underwent LASIK. It is estimated that up to 718,000 people will undergo the procedure in 2020, as LASIK continuously proves to be an effective permanent solution to refractive errors.