Common Eye Problems and Ways to Overcome

Eyes, the epitome of the face are exposed with many problems. Even a minor irritation in the eyes can cause a lot of discomfort. Lack of sleep, heavy work, watching television or using smart phones for hours, injuries, etc affect vision. Besides, eyes are used as a diagnostic tool to detect the health condition of an individual. Here you have some common eye problems suffered by millions and tips to overcome the same.

Common Eye Problems and Simple Ways to Overcome

Far-Sighted / Near Sighted Vision

When we think about common eye problems, poor vision caused due to aging cant be ignored. Farsightedness, termed as hyperopia is a condition where you can see the distant objects clearly, while the nearby objects don’t appear clear. Near sighted vision is contrary to the farsighted vision called as Myopia. This is the condition where closer objects are clear and distant objects appear dull and clumsy.  Both these conditions are caused by aging, wear and tear and weak nerves caused due to aging. This can be corrected by wearing eyeglasses.

Pink Eyes aka Conjunctivitis

A very popular and one of the common eye problems characterized by redness of the eyes. It is a viral infection. Although it doesn’t spread directly by seeing the affected individual, the virus spread in the air and affects the neighbors. Conjunctivitis suppresses itself in a few days.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes is a one of the common eye problems. It happens when the eyes doesn’t produce sufficient tears. It is caused by many factors from lack of hydration, straining the eyes, exposure to pollution caused due to environmental factors, dry air, dust allergies, etc. Dry eyes are irritating, burning, also ruin the daily activity, where closing the eyes would give relief. It can be cured by applying the eye drops to secret tears and by staying hydrated.

Watery Eyes

When the tear gland continuously secrets tears, it lead to watery eyes. In most cases watery eyes is caused by raging emotions. Too much anger, happiness, ecstasy, etc lead to watery eyes. However, environment and dramatic changes in weather also cause watery eyes. Strained eyes and excessive pressure on eyes leads to shedding more tears.


Sensitivity to light is called as photophobia. Although it is not one of the common eye problems, it is a symptom of a minor or serious condition. Damages to the nerves or weak nerves also cause sensitivity. Wearing anti-glare glasses helps reducing the light sensitivity.

Inflammation of eye lids

Excessive heat causes inflammation of the eye lids. Internal inflammation inside the eye lids disturbs the vision. Besides, blisters and injuries also lead to eyelid inflammation.

Simple eye care tips to avoid common eye problems

  • Drink water and stay hydrated to manage healthy vision.
  • Do not go for cheap sunglasses or spectacles. Cheap glasses may affect the eye health, rather than protecting the vision.
  • Get oil bath at least once in a week to cool and soothe the eyes. It helps easing irritation, burns and itchy eyes.
  • Eat green vegetables to improve the vision
  • Spend 10 – 15 minutes a day to some simple eye exercises to improve eye health and vision.
  • Get break for 1 to 2 minutes from screen for every 30 minutes.
  • Rub hands for a minute and apply the warmth of the palms on eyes. It soothes the eyes and aid in healthy vision.
  • Wear protective goggles during extreme climate changes, windy and hot season.

Keep your vision health because you may die, but your eyes wont! You can donate a colorful life to visually challenged people by donating your eyes.

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