The retina of the eye contains lutein. The lutein helps protect your eyes by absorbing blue light rays and not allowing them to pass through and cause damage to the eye.
Christopher Jermak, MD
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- How can lutein help protect your eyes?
What kinds of eye problems can children get?
UCLA Health answeredFocus problems in children include astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness, all of which can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. More serious problems can lead to loss of visual acuity or other visual function. Children with a family history of amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (a disorder in which the eyes do not line up in the same direction) are at a higher risk of developing more serious eye problems. Rarely, children may also experience tearing problems, cataracts, glaucoma and even eye tumors.
When should I see an optometrist versus an ophthalmologist?
If you have no visual complaints and are in good general health, either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist could be a good choice. If you have medical problems, or if you are at risk for, suspect, or have been told that you have an eye disease, examination by an ophthalmologist may be a better choice.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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