TIPS TO HEALTHY VISION

Jun 16, 2017,

Do you see cloudy vision?

Inability to see shapes?

Poor night vision?

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. 

Blindness is the inability to see i.e the state of being totally sightless in both eyes.

 

The leading causes of  blindness include:

-Cataract,

-Glaucoma,

-Age-related macular degeneration,

-Corneal opacities,

-Diabetic retinopathy,

-Trachoma,

-Vitamin A deficiency

- Age-related blindness

- Blindness caused by infection 

Key facts

  • 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision.
  • About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in low-income settings.

    Who Is at Risk of Blindness?

    The following categories of people are at risk of blindness:

  • people with eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma
  • people with diabetes
  • people who have a stroke
  • people who work with or near sharp objects or toxic chemicals
  • premature babies

Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes

 

 Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years.

1.Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure.

2.Know your family’s eye health history. Talk to your family members about their eye health history.

3.Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables,

4.Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma.

5.Quit smoking or never start. Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body..

6.Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.

7.your hands and your contact lenses properly. To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate

8.workplace eye safety. Employers are required to provide a safe work environment. When protective eyewear is required as a part of your job, make a habit of wearing the appropriate type at all times and encourage your coworkers to do the same.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem,you can consult an ophthalmologist   CLICK HERE

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