There are several common vision problems. Nearsightedness is when a person can see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects are blurred. With farsightedness, faraway objects are clear, but nearby objects are blur. Most vision problems can be corrected by using eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser correction surgery.
It is important to protect your eyes from injury, dust, and overexposure to sunlight. Wear sunglasses that have lenses with UV protection. Wear protective goggles when doing any activity that could injure your eyes. Watch television or use a computer in a well-lit room. Avoid rubbing your eyes. This can irritate them and spread bacteria. If you wear contact lenses, always wash your hands before putting in or taking out your lenses. Change your lenses regularly according to your eye doctor’s instructions. Regular vision screenings and eye exams are also important. See an eye doctor for an exam every two years if you don’t wear corrective lenses, yearly if you do.