how to fight back against light sensitivities, glaucoma, macular degeneration

How to Fight Back Against Light Sensitivities

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The spring season is drawing closer (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil), and that means there’s more sun for us to enjoy! However, for those who have light sensitivities, more sun isn’t always enjoyable.

Eloise asks, “I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. What coatings on my glasses will help me see better?… Sun is murder on my eyes!”

Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that occurs when there are changes to the macula, a small portion of the retina that is located on the inside back layer of the eye. In addition, glaucoma is a disease that affects the nerves in the eye, and once the damage is done it cannot be reversed. Often with eye disease, you can have reduced contrast sensitivities or reduced vision.

In that case, a tint could be helpful in minimizing sensitivity to light. According to Nichole Moos, OD, the most crucial step you can take is to see an eye doctor who will be able to demo different types of tints. Dr. Moos breaks down the various tints in the latest episode of #AskAnEyeDoc below.

If you’re experiencing similar issues or any other eye-related problems, make sure to find an eye doctor nearest you.

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