At some point, you may have heard the terms “dominant eye” or “ocular dominance,” but what exactly do they mean, and how can you determine your dominant eye? A dominant eye doesn’t mean better vision but rather guiding the other better because of preference.
Itchy eyes, watery discharge or pinkness in the eyes? You might just have conjunctivitis or, as it’s colloquially known, ‘pink-eye’. But, don’t fret.
When life gets blurry, adjust your vision. Have you found yourself wondering why your vision is blurred or distorted? Do you also get eyestrain or headaches with this unfocused vision?
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. It’s a common cause of sore red eyelids or crusty eyelashes.
Whether you wear glasses all day or just for a few hours at a time, it’s critical that you feel at ease. Unfortunately, uncomfortable glasses is quite a common problem. Typically, outgrown glasses are the issue, but sometimes new glasses are uncomfortable as well.
Eye floaters are spots in your vision that drift away when you move your eye. These eye flashes can become more intense when you look at something bright, such as the sun or a sharp light.
What determines eye color? It’s a genetic trait, of course, just like our hair and skin. In fact, it’s the same chemical which affects the color of all three: melanin. The more melanin-producing cells (or melanocytes) you have, the darker your hair, skin and eyes are likely to be. But beyond that, the science of eye colour is rather complicated.
When your eye twitches, it means that your eyelid muscles are having involuntary spasms. In other words, it feels like your eyeballs are “jumping”. This may range from barely noticing anything to feeling a slight tug on your eyelid.
Myopia is the most common cause of impaired vision in people under age 40 and the prevalence of myopia is rising. The WHO estimates that this year, shortsightedness will affect 2.56 billion people.
Blurry vision is an incredibly broad term and as such, can be caused by an incredibly broad range of things.