If you have dry eyes, you will feel a burning, scratching, or stinging sensation. You may also have strained or tired eyes after reading, even for short periods of time. If you wear contacts, they will likely feel uncomfortable.
Common causes include sun exposure, aging, dry environment (wind, air conditioning), and smoking or second-hand smoke exposure.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
A disease that affects the macula and destroys your sharp, central vision. You need central vision to see objects clearly and to do daily activities such as reading and driving.
Prevention is crucial as AMD can lead to incurable blindness.
Caused by clumping of protein in the lens of your eye. Over time, the cataract grows larger blocking your vision.
Happens when the fluid pressure inside your eyes slowly increase, damaging your optic nerve.
Happens when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels near your retina.