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Seasonal changes can cause eye irritation, affecting one's ability to enjoy the outdoors. The climate or temperatures can trigger allergies and exacerbate dry eye symptoms as well. If you experience itchy, dry, or watery eyes, you likely want to know the reason for your discomfort.
Few people have complete vision loss since most people who are blind still have some elements of sight. A more accurate description of such people refers to them as having low vision. Low vision is when you lose vision and no eyewear or surgery correction options are available to correct it.
The brain coordinates with the eyes to keep them in sync and aligned. This enables people to see the world around them clearly without having double vision. People with misaligned eyes often struggle to maintain balance. This leads to dizziness, headaches, migraines, tension in and around the eyes, and neck stiffness. Exposure to digital screens compounds these symptoms, making everyday life very difficult.
Tears are essential for the health of the eyes. They keep the ocular surface lubricated and smooth and help them focus light for clear vision. They are also helpful in keeping the eyes clean of debris and dirt. Every time you blink, the eyelid helps spread a thin tear film across your entire eye. So, what happens if there is a problem with your tears? A condition known as dry eye is the most common result of tear problems. Dry eye is a condition where you either have unstable or inadequate tears. It can affect either one or both eyes, and it causes significant discomfort.