Regular eye tests are vital for early diagnosis as many eye conditions may be symptom-free for some time.
If someone is long-sighted they often find it difficult to see things very close, causing eye strain and blur.
If someone is short-sighted they often find it difficult to see things further away.
Astigmatism means that your eyes are focusing as though they are oval shaped, and not perfectly round. As a result, your eyesight can be slightly blurry.
Age related focusing issues, with difficulty focusing up close, is known as presbyopia.
Spots or floaters are small particles in the ‘jelly’ or liquid part of the eye (known as the vitreous) that become noticeable when they move in your line of sight.
Our eyes need tears to stay healthy and comfortable. If your eyes do not produce enough tears, or the right type of tears, you might experience dry eye symptoms.
This eye disease causes the nerve fibres at the back of the eye to slowly die, which eventually leads to vision loss and blindness.
In macular degeneration, the part of the retina that processes detailed vision (the macula) degrades, affecting central vision.
This condition is a clouding of the lens that deteriorates over time and can impact your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that damages blood vessels inside the retina at the back of the eye.