Do You Know What the Root of Visual Problems Might Be?
Different types of vision problems fall under a particular heading. For example, if you have trouble seeing things far away, the doctor will say that you’re nearsighted. This means you can only see things that are near you.
A diagnosis of farsighted means that while you can see things far away pretty clearly, you can’t see them if they’re close to you. Then, of course, there are other, more serious eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Some people have a condition known as amblyopia otherwise known as “lazy eye.” Your eye is made up of the cornea, the pupil, your lens, the retina, the optic nerve and more.
Even if you’ve had good vision, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll keep good vision. Anyone of these parts can be affected by behaviors, by infection or injury, and in turn, your vision can become poor.
What most people don’t realize is that poor vision is not the root of a visual problem. It’s merely one of the symptoms. Just like pain can be a symptom of a sprained ankle, not being able to see clearly is a sign that something has gone wrong with your eyes.
Now what happens when people have trouble seeing, is that they go to the doctor who immediately looks at the symptoms. The eye is then treated according to the symptom without ever looking for the root cause.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, most doctors will not ask you if you were born with the poor vision that you have. They just want to treat whatever you’re dealing with at the present moment.
Vision Problems can be Successfully Treated
Take amblyopia for example. The images that you see get transferred to your brain through your eyes.
Your brain will focus on the one that’s the strongest and clearest. This is why something like amblyopia has to be treated when it’s first noticed. Otherwise, it will continue to be an issue.
The most common treatment for this condition is using a patch to cover the stronger eye. This is so that the one with the weaker vision is forced to strengthen. Other treatments include getting glasses or in severe cases, having surgery.