Eye health care

Eye health care

This information page is designed to provide an overview of important eye health care concepts. It covers some conditions, products, and technologies related to vision care.

Common eye terms

Common eye terms include astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Eyecare products

Eyecare products range from reading glasses, and eyeglasses to contact lenses to vision therapy tools. They also include a variety of corrective lenses, such as bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses. Popular eyecare technologies include digital eyeglass technology, laser eye surgery, and computerized vision testing.

Important terms.

By understanding these terms and products, you will be able to discuss your eye care needs more effectively with an eye care professional. This guide is here to help you to better understand the complexity of eye health care as well as the range of available treatments. With this knowledge, you can make informed decisions that will help maintain and preserve your vision for years to come.


Commonly known as "lazy eye," amblyopia is a condition in which the vision of one eye is reduced due to lack of use. It can be caused by an imbalance between the eyes (strabismic amblyopia) or by abnormal focusing of light rays entering one eye (refractive amblyopia). The most common treatment for amblyopia is to patch the strong eye, forcing the weak eye to become stronger and improve vision.

Refractive Error:

Refractive errors occur when light is not focused properly on the retina of the eye. Common types of refractive errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Treatment for refractive errors may include corrective eyewear, such as glasses or contacts, or vision correction surgery.


Presbyopia is the age-related loss of near vision due to a decrease in the eye's ability to focus up close. It usually occurs around age 40 and continues to worsen until around age 60. Symptoms of presbyopia include difficulty focusing on close objects, eyestrain and headaches when reading or working on a computer. Treatment for presbyopia typically involves corrective eyewear such as reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses.


A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, causing blurred vision. Cataracts can be caused by ageing, injury or disease and often require surgery to remove them. During cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL), which helps improve vision.


Glaucoma is an eye condition that occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases, damaging the optic nerve and causing vision loss. It can be caused by an imbalance between fluid in the eye and drainage of that fluid. Symptoms of glaucoma may include tunnel vision, peripheral vision loss, or blindness. Treatment typically involves prescription medications or surgery to reduce intraocular pressure.

These are just a few of the terms and conditions you may encounter when discussing eye care with your eye care professional. It's important to ask questions and get clear explanations to make sure that you have an understanding of all aspects related to your eye health. If there are any words or concepts you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask for a more detailed explanation. Your eye care professional is there to help you take control of your eye health!

Eyecare products that can help.

Eyecare products can vary greatly, depending on the type of vision issue you have and the severity of it. Common eyecare products include reading glasses, eyeglasses, contact lenses, bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, computerized vision testing systems and laser eye surgery.

Reading glasses.

Reading glasses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. They can be made from plastic or metal frames, with scratch-resistant lenses that come in a variety of tints. Eyeglasses are usually prescribed for nearsightedness or farsightedness, as well as astigmatism.

Contact lenses.

Contact lenses can correct a wide range of vision issues and may even provide better vision than eyeglasses.

Bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses

These are used to help people with presbyopia or an age-related condition that makes it difficult to focus on close objects.

Digital eyeglass technology

Is now used to provide a more comfortable and accurate fit for eyewear.

Laser eye surgery

This is used to correct vision problems without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Finally, computerized vision testing systems are being developed to provide more accurate and detailed eye exams.

There are a variety of products available that can help maintain good eyesight and improve vision. No matter what type of vision issue you have, there is likely an eyecare product that can help. It is important to discuss your vision needs with a qualified eyecare professional to determine the best possible solution for you.

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Ciao for now!

Martin and Judith