Common vision problems are caused by a range of factors, and understanding how these develop are key to preventing them and treating them. Here are the most common vision problems you should know about.
10 Common Vision Problems
Listed below are some of the common vision problems many people may encounter. It is worth noting that this list is not exclusive, and does not enumerate the entirety of common vision problems:
Astigmatism refers to the imperfections of the cornea or lens of the eye. Normal eyes have cornea and lens that are smooth and proportional on all sides, which allows light rays to be focused onto the retina.
Astigmatism is sometimes coupled with or is related to a refractive error, which is another common vision problem.
Heterochromia occurs when the two irises of a person differ in color. This can occur when infants are born, or when they develop it soon after birth. This is called congenital heterochromia. Though this condition has no direct harmful symptoms, it can be a precursor for more serious health conditions, such as Horner’s syndrome, Bourneville disease, and many others.