From infancy to old age, vision is essential and we need to adopt some measures for protection against eye injury and disease.
People who have vision impairments are not likely to live independent life and usually classify their quality of life lower than individuals with good vision.
on the other hand, individuals with low vision tend to experience depression, frequent falls and injuries. People with good vision need to maintain their eyesight through personal care and regular visit to Optometrist. in this post I will highlight some essential facts on eye health in addition to ways of maintaining a good vision.
Essential facts on Eye health
Loss of vision and blindness could be preventable
Age linked eye problems such as glaucoma and macular degeneration usually present with no warning signs or symptoms.
At old age , 50% of the population will have some form of eye problems.
Ways of Maintaining Healthy Vision
Protect the eyes against injury by wearing safety glasses at work place and during machine operation.
Be on the lookout for glaucoma for people who are 40years and above, or who have family history of glaucoma by having regular eye examination.
Reduce the incidence of macular degeneration by avoiding smoking and eating enough leafy vegetables and fish or in the case of family history of macular degeneration, have a regular eye check.
Keep good eye health by protecting your eyes from UV radiation and having a regular consultation with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.
In Conclusion, a regular eye examination with an Optometrist could safe you from vision loss by spotting eye problems on time, thus providing timely medical intervention.