In Europe over 60% of 40 to 60 year olds now use computers at home or work. Computers becoming an indispensable tool with most people spending several hours a day in front of a screen. The results of this, blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes and light sensitivity are only to be expected.
Or sometimes known as dry eye syndrome. If you suffer from any of the above then you may have a simple problem of too little tears or they evaporate off the front of your eyes too quickly. And the good news is its relatively simple to sort out.
Myopia or short sightedness causes problems with vision and lifestyle ranging from minor inconvenience to major disability. The percentage worldwide ranges from 2% in Nepal to nearly 80% in Singapore, Europe is around 30%. These percentages are however increasing.
Hay fever and its ocular effects, Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis(SAC). Hay fever affects many people to varying degrees, with symptoms from a mild itch to full blown red eye, oedema (swelling) lacrimation (watering) and the common nasal problems such as runny nose and sneezing.
Swimming in Contact Lenses
Recent news items have highlighted some risk of eye infection from swimming in contact lenses. The problem is from a bug called Acanthamoeba that is present in tap and swimming pool water that isn’t killed by chlorine instead forming a cyst.