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More often than not, after getting an eyeglass prescription – you might be curious to make sense of what the numbers and symbols really mean. While getting regular eyesight tests and frequent checkup is important, what is more important is understanding your existing glass prescription.

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As a general rule of thumb, understanding the problem can help you diagnose it and solve it. Such is the case for numerous eye conditions, which we tend to pass off as simple irritation or attribute it to the lack of sleep. However, when it comes to eye health, understanding the changes going on in your eyes can help you in making them dissipate, such as eye diseases, like glaucoma. Glaucoma is a rather severe group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and even blindness by damaging the optic nerve, a nerve at the back of the eye. What makes this eye condition very troublesome is that symptoms start very slowly, and one might be inclined to overlook them or not notice them at all.

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It comes as a shock to none that spending most of the time in front of a computer can have many long-term repercussions. Most people don't understand that spending excess time in front of any screen causes eye strain, red eyes, and other signs of computer vision syndrome (CVS). The cause of such inconvenience is primarily the extended use of digital devices, and as a result, they are a top concern in the eye healthcare industry. What's important is to realize where to draw the boundary and but your eye doctor's advice first.

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Much like sunscreen for your skin to avoid being exposed to UV rays, you can make use of sunglasses to lessen their damaging impact. Sunglasses can be your eye's best friend on a hot sunny day, and are the final line of defense against dangerous UV rays. However, keep in mind that while eyewear can be a great option to add extra protection, it is not the only suitable option. You can take your pick regarding your sunglasses' color and their degree of intensity to offer protection.

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