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What is normal or 20/20 vision?
What is Bad Eyesight?
Is Your Eyesight Bad?
How do you know if you have Bad Eyesight?
What causes Bad Eyesight?
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia or presbyopia)
- Astigmatism (an imperfection in the curve of your cornea or lens)
Luckily these are all correctable with glasses or contact lenses
When it comes to medical and health conditions, there is a variety of eye diseases that can affect your vision, but the most common are:
- Old age and cataracts – Usually developing slowly, Cataracts cloud the lens of your eye
- Glaucoma – A typically hereditary group of eye conditions that cause eye damage and vision loss to the nerve in the back of your eye
- Age-Related Macular degeneration (AMD) – The gradual degeneration of your retina usually causing blind spots and blurred vision typically due to age or family history
- Smoking – While not normally tied to your eyes, studies have found more signs of Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma symptoms in smokes compared to non-smokers