Familiarity with the symptoms of common eye conditions can help you to prevent an initially minor infection or problem from becoming a major health issue. Some eye conditions can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which with the right treatment can be managed or even eradicated. However, it is essential that you have regular general health checks, as well as regular eye tests to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
Below you'll find summaries of common eye and vision conditions, with further detailed information available on each. These are just a few of the common eye conditions that can affect almost anyone, but any injury to any part of the eye area or eye-related condition should be checked at your local Vision Express opticians to prevent any long-term damage.
Astigmatism is the optical term for more than one point of focus. The condition occurs when the surface of the cornea or crystalline lens is not spherical.More information »
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids. There are two types: Anterior blepharitis and posterior blepharitis.More information »
A cataract is a clouding of the clear crystalline lens inside the eye. Cataracts are typically more common in people over 65.More information »
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin layer that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.More information »
Diabetes can lead to a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy and other eye problems, which can ultimately lead to blindness if not diagnosed and treated early.More information »
Dry eye is a condition caused by the eyes not producing enough tears, or producing tears of a poor quality, leading to gritty, uncomfortable eyes.More information »