Top Causes of Eye Problems

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When it comes to eye health you need to be aware of what problems can occur and what you can do to avoid them. To help you in every aspect of your eye health, you can trust the experts at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem to give you the care and advice you need. Below are some causes of common eye problems that you should be aware of.



Eyestrain is one of the most common eye problems that occur today. Since most of us are required to stare at our computers for extended hours for our job it makes us more susceptible to eyestrain.  If your eyes feel strained, give them some time off. Like any other part of your body your eyes can get overworked. If they’re still weary after a few days, check with your doctor to make sure it isn’t another problem.


Red Eyes

Have your eyes been looking a little red lately? Their surface is covered in blood vessels that expand when they’re irritated or infected. That gives your eyes the red look. It can be caused by not getting enough sleep, allergies, or eyestrain. Red eyes could be a symptom of another eye condition, like conjunctivitis (pinkeye) or sun damage from not wearing shades over the years. If over-the-counter eye drops and rest don’t clear it up, see your doctor.


Night Blindness

If you find it hard to find your way through your dark house, or have a very difficult time driving at night, you may have night blindness. Night blindness is a symptom, not a problem in its own right. Nearsightedness, cataracts, keratoconus, and a lack of vitamin A all cause a type of night blindness that doctors can fix.


Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, happens when one eye doesn’t develop properly. Vision is weaker in that eye, and it tends to move “lazily” around while the other eye stays put. If caught early enough in infancy and children it can easily be corrected with lenses or contacts.


While there are many common eye problems that could affect your eye health, having the knowledge and expertise of the doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem can help you in preventing and/or solving these problems. We provide a variety of services including LASIK to help you in achieving the best eye health possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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