More and more research is highlighting the connection our sleep health has on our eye and vision health. Here’s what you need to know about sleep and eye disorders.
There are several eye disorders that have been studied by scientists and found to have an association with common sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea. Some of these eye disorders include glaucoma, macular degeneration, and Non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAAION), and floppy eyelid syndrome, or FES. When the underlying cause is left untreated, these disorders can have a serious negative impact on the ability to see.
What’s more, an increasing amount of research is showing evidence that treatment of sleep apnea may actually reduce and possibly reverse some of these eye conditions. Treating sleep and eye disorders hand-in-hand can have a clear benefit.
Our vision is one of our most precious gifts. Make sure you’re doing all you can for your vision health. Visit your eye doctor for a check-up. And, if you’re concerned you may not be sleeping well, visit our website or call us to make an appointment today!