Welcome. My name is Ariana and I work as a medical assistant at an army base. My main job is to make sure that there are no hidden health risks for our seemingly fit army personnel. One of the biggest issues I uncover is eyesight problems. I have discovered that a lot of people think that there is no need to visit an optometrist unless their eyes are sore or vision is blurry. This myth can be found in the army too. In the course of my work, I have learnt that many eye problems have no symptoms for a long time. I am always encouraging family and friends to go for annual eye checks. I have become so passionate about this issue that I started this blog to explain how optometrists can help you keep the best vision possible. Please scan through my entries. Enjoy.
22 February 2023
A cataract is a serious eye condition that can cause complete blindness when not treated. It is characterised by the clouding over of the lens, which occurs when protein builds up and begins to clump together in the lens. This clouding of the lens means that light can't reach the retina at the back of your eye, which is how images are processed. You can have a cataract in one eye or in both eyes, and the clouding can develop slowly or progress quickly.