Vision Health & Vision Care
As we age, our eyesight deteriorates and our eyes are more susceptible to diseases. Regular eye examinations are essential for early diagnosis of disease, allowing timely treatment. Some diseases have no symptoms in their early stages and they might be harder to treat at a later stage. It is also important for children and teenagers (age 3 to 19) to go for routine eye examination (every 1 to 2 years) for early detection of Myopia problem or other eye diseases. Regular eye examination safeguards you and your family from serious vision problems.
There is no predetermined schedule for changing spectacles or contact lenses. It is necessary to change your prescription only when it no longer provides adequate correction. Regular eye examination is highly recommended.
Digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices affects your eye health. To avoid eye strain and reduce exposure to the harmful blue light emitted from digital devices, make sure you wear a pair of properly prescribed spectacles for the task. Take frequent breaks from computer work which require long visual tasks. As technology advances, there comes vision protection products addressing the problem. Please consult your eye care professional for personalized advice.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are emitted by the sun in three forms: UVA, UVB and UVC. While UVC is absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere, UVB radiation is only partially blocked, and UVA radiation is not blocked at all and can burn the skin and eyes, as stated by the World Health Organization.
According to a survey by The Vision Council, the American adults reported the following symptoms after prolonged UV exposure: irritation in the eye; trouble seeing; wrinkles around the eyes; red or swollen eyes; sunburn of the eyelids and eye; and, in some cases, cancer on or around the eyes.
The Vision Council encourages everyone to wear UV-protective eyewear whenever they’re outdoors during daylight hours, no matter the season or weather, as UV rays are always present. Adults and children should have a comprehensive annual eye exam, as an eyecare provider can make recommendations regarding UV-protective eyewear tailored to an individual’s vision and lifestyle needs.
Your spectacles prescription does not provide the specifications for lens diameter, thickness and base curve. Hence, you can’t use it to purchase contact lenses. Do visit your eyecare professional for a properly fitted pair of contact lenses.