The most common vision problems
Whether they be congenital or if they appear suddenly or progressively, vision problems can affect us at any age.
Let’s take a look at the most common vision problems.
Screwing up the eyes to see better
Difficulty seeing at night, particularly when driving
Did you know ?
(1) Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050; Ophthalmology. 2016
Tendency to squint
Difficulty focusing on nearby objects
Mixing up letters
A need to stand back to see nearby objects clearly
Need for more light to read
Tired and itchy eyes
Blurry or double vision at the end of the day
Red and dry eyes
(1) Data collected by Nikon Optical Lenses based on 3,946 people asked in May and June 2018 in 7 French cities (Paris, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille, Limoges, Nantes, Arras) who replied “often” or “very often” to the question “Do you suffer from eye strain?”.
(2) F. Cail, S. Salsi. Eye strain…(Research report) Scientific and technical notes from INRS NS 92, Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS). 1992
(3) Sheedy, JE. Vision problems at video display terminals: a survey of optometrists. J Am Optom Assoc 63, 687-692, 1992.
In France, it is estimated that 2 million people are affected by visual impairment. Also known as vision loss, visual impairment causes difficulties seeing, even with eyeglasses. It may also be accompanied by a reduced field of vision. It is particularly common amongst the over 50s.
Visual impairment can also be caused by some progressive diseases: ARMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration), glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, etc.
Loss of central vision, scotoma (black spots) in the visual field, tunnel vision
Heightened sensitivity to light, blurred vision
Loss of contrast sensitivity or visual field