While eye problems, such as glaucoma and cataracts, can occur at any age, most visual problems are more likely to occur as you grow older. Regular eye exams are the best way to detect eye problems early on so that you can avoid the deterioration or total loss of your sight.
There are certain symptoms that indicate the onset of visual problems that can notify you that you need medical intervention.
A day in the sunshine can burn your eyes as well as your skin. If you return home after a day outside and your eyes are red, itchy, or tearing and if looking at shiny things bothers you, your eyes have probably been burned by the sun's ultraviolet rays. A light case of sunburn shouldn't cause any lasting damage to your eyes, but if you repeatedly burn them, medical issues like cataracts, cancer, and photokeratitis (photokeratitis can cause temporary blindness) can eventually develop in your eyes.
Vision correction surgery is an outstanding option for improving your vision, but it does come with a bit of a recovery period. However, this recovery period is not going to be all that long, and there are a few ways to make the recovery process as easy as possible. Utilizing eye shields, eye drops, and pain medication are just a few ways to be more comfortable throughout the recovery process.