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The actual prevalence of keratoconus is not yet known. But it's been estimated to occur in one in every 2,000 Americans in the general population. While it's not exactly a common progressive eye disease, it's by no means rare, either. In fact, its incidence is found in all parts of the United States and even in the rest of the world.
The older adult population in the United States is most susceptible to cataracts. It’s an eye condition that causes clouding of the lens. Nevertheless, other people can also be at a higher risk. These include patients who suffered from an eye or head trauma or a particular eye disease. The same goes for those who have undergone LASIK or other procedures that could damage their lens proteins.
If you’ve not had contact lenses before, you probably won’t know what to expect and this can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately, we’ve got the scoop on what you need to know, which will help you to feel relaxed and calm during your appointment. Here’s what to expect when getting a contact lens exam.
Your eyes are vital in learning about the world. The moment you opened your eyes as a newborn, you began to figure out your surroundings. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, you should have routine eye exams from infancy onward. If you want to start getting routine eye exams for you and your family, here’s what you should know.