COMMON EYE PROBLEMS AND CONDITIONS
Many of us will experience a problem with our eyes at some point during our lives. Below are a list of common eye problems and conditions. Always contact your Optometrist if you have concerns about your vision or your eyes.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane covering the eyeball and inside the eyelids.
Symptoms include eye pain, redness, swelling and discharge from viral conjunctivitis. eye pain, redness, swelling and discharge from viral conjunctivitis.1
Also known as shortsightedness, is an eye condition where you do not see distant objects clearly.
This blurry long-distance vision affects one in four Australians and is on the rise.2
Also known as longsightedness is an eye condition where you can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty seeing clearly up close.
This eye condition makes nearby objects look blurry and is the most common eye condition in Australia.3
A common form of eye disease that is often genetic. It involves the optic nerve at the back of the eye slowly being destroyed.
The disease has little to no symptoms, but peripheral (side) vision loss occurs at a gradual pace, it can often go unnoticed.4
Occurs when the normally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. It’s a leading cause of vision impairment.1
Symptoms include cloudy vision and increasingly more glare sensitivity.5
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Generally occurs as a result of changes in the macula due to ageing, which cause your central vision to blur. It causes progressive loss of central vision, leaving the peripheral or side vision intact.6
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1. Hope for sufferers of conjunctivitis, Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/2019/02/01/hope-for-sufferers-of-conjun...
2. Myopia (short-sightedness), Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/vision-problems/myopia/]
3. Hyperopia (long-sightedness), Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/vision-problems/hyperopia/]
4. Glaucoma, Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/vision-problems/glaucoma/]
5. Cataract, Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/vision-problems/cataract/]
6. Age-related macular degeneration, Good Vision for Life. Accessed 13 July 2022, link – [https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/vision-problems/amd/]
Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your optometrist. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, contact your optometrist immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your optometrist and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide or call the ACUVUE® Support Team on 1800 736 912.