Your eyes let you see the beauty of this world, but you’re probably not taking good care of them. You’re overdue for an eye exam, aren’t you? Most Americans are. A 2010 Lighthouse International poll found that only about one in three adults get regular eye exams, and 86 percent of those who already know they have eye problems still fail to get yearly rechecks.
Maybe you’re not seeing as well as you’d like or as well as you used to. Maybe you’re worried about your child or parent. Discover the seven most common eye problems, from the everyday kind that glasses or contacts can correct to more serious conditions, and learn how to take better care of your beautiful eyes. Both ophthalmologists (M.D.) and optometrists (D.O.) can diagnose and treat the following common conditions that interfere with perfect vision.