9 Common Eye Problems
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Spotting Eye Problems Early

Eye problems often hide in plain sight, damaging your delicate visual system before you notice any symptoms. Regular eye exams can help your eye doctor spot common eye conditions and treat them before you lose vision. Here are some of the problems they look for—and the therapies that relieve them.

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