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Common Eye Conditions and Symptoms

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Welcome to the EyeCare Group blog, where we provide valuable information about eye health and vision care. Today, we’ll be discussing common eye conditions and their symptoms, causes, and treatments. As one of the best optometrists in Edmonton downtown, our team of experts has years of experience in diagnosing and treating various eye problems.

Regular eye exams are important for maintaining healthy vision and identifying any potential issues early on. During an eye exam, your optometrist can check for common eye conditions such as:

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Symptoms: Difficulty seeing distant objects clearly.
Causes: Genetics, environmental factors, or excessive screen time.
Treatment: Corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses), refractive surgery, or orthokeratology.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Symptoms: Difficulty seeing nearby objects clearly.
Causes: Genetics or natural aging process.
Treatment: Corrective lenses, refractive surgery, or conductive keratoplasty.


Symptoms: Blurred or distorted vision at all distances.
Causes: Irregularly shaped cornea or lens.
Treatment: Corrective lenses, refractive surgery, or corneal implants.


Symptoms: Difficulty focusing on close-up objects, particularly in low light.
Causes: Age-related changes to the lens.
Treatment: Corrective lenses (reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses).

Dry Eye Syndrome

Symptoms: Dryness, redness, irritation, burning, or gritty sensation.
Causes: Insufficient tears or poor tear quality.
Treatment: Artificial tears, prescription eye drops, or punctal plugs.


Symptoms: Cloudy or blurry vision, glare, halos around lights, or double vision.
Causes: Natural aging process, injury, or medical conditions (e.g., diabetes).
Treatment: Cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial one.


Symptoms: Gradual loss of peripheral vision, tunnel vision, or blurred vision.
Causes: Increased pressure within the eye.
Treatment: Eye drops, laser surgery, or conventional surgery.

At EyeCare Group, we offer comprehensive eye exams and personalized treatment plans for all of these common eye conditions. Our experienced optometrists use advanced diagnostic technology and up-to-date treatment methods to ensure the best possible outcome for your eye health. Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam and take the first step towards optimal vision and eye health

Written by Kristiena Bobocel

Kristiena joined the Eye Care Group family business shortly after graduation while working on a degree in ophthalmics from NAIT. Over the years, Kristiena has worked in every aspect of the family business, from dispensing glasses and instructing contacts, to cutting and edging glasses and eventually taking on administrative duties.
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