Vision Disorders - Prevention

All forms of vision disorder are regarded as genetic. To the extent that is true, there is nothing a person can do to avoid vision problems. However, some experts believe that environmental factors may determine whether or not vision disorders develop. They suggest that maintaining good nutrition, reading and working in good light, and wearing corrective lenses as prescribed can reduce the risk of eye problems.

Regular eye examinations are also important. Eye characteristics change over time, so new corrective lenses may be needed occasionally. Also, eye examinations detect other types of eye disorders, such as glaucoma (see glaucoma entry), that are more serious than vision disorders.

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