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Regional Eye Center Guide to Common Eye Conditions

Common Eye Conditions: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

At Regional Eye Center we prioritize your vision health above all else. Today, we dive into the realm of common eye conditions, shedding light on their symptoms, preventive measures, and effective treatments. At Regional Eye Center we take pride in offering a one-stop solution for all your eye care needs, housing optical services, a clinic, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) under one roof. Let’s explore how you can safeguard your precious eyesight. 

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when your eyes fail to produce enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. Symptoms may include: 

  • Persistent dryness or grittiness 
  • Redness 
  • Irritation or burning sensation 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • Blurred vision 

Preventive Measures:

  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air
  • Take frequent breaks from screens to rest your eyes
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses to protect your eyes from wind and dry air
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds


  • Artificial tears or lubricating eye drops 
  • Prescription medications to reduce inflammation 
  • Punctal plugs to block tear drainage


Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to increased pressure within the eye. Symptoms may not appear until the disease has progressed, but they can include: 

  • Gradual loss of peripheral vision 
  • Tunnel vision in advanced stages 
  • Severe eye pain 
  • Nausea or vomiting 

Preventive Measures:

  • Regular eye exams to detect glaucoma early 
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet 
  • Protect your eyes from injury 
  • Avoid smoking 


  • Prescription eye drops to lower intraocular pressure 
  • Oral medications 
  • Laser therapy or surgery to improve drainage 


Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision. Symptoms may include:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision 
  • Difficulty seeing at night 
  • Sensitivity to glare 
  • Fading or yellowing of colors 

Preventive Measures:

  • Protect your eyes from UV radiation by wearing sunglasses outdoors
  • Quit smoking 
  • Manage other health conditions, such as diabetes, that can contribute to cataracts


Surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. With these artificial lenses, patients can further correct their vision after surgery with the goal of less dependence on glasses. To learn more about the specialty lenses offered at Regional Eye, click here.

Comprehensive Eye Care at Regional Eye Center 

At Regional Eye Center, we offer comprehensive services to address all your eye care needs. Our optical department provides a wide range of eyewear options, including glasses and contact lenses. Our clinic is staffed with experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists who can diagnose and treat various eye conditions. Additionally, our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) ensures a safe and convenient environment for surgical procedures, such as cataract surgery. 

Remember, routine eye exams are crucial for maintaining good vision health and detecting eye conditions early. Schedule your appointment with us today and let us help you preserve your precious eyesight for years to come.