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October 14th, 2021 is celebrated as World Sight Day (WSD), a globally recognized day that’s meant to draw attention to blindness and vision impairment. The event is observed on the second Thursday of every October to bring focus to the fact that everyone will have to take care of their eye health because some time or other problems with eyes can crop, and it is important to provide eye care services to all. This is the biggest picture, and people have to be aware of this on a global level. Know your eyes so you will be aware if anything is not normal with your eyes.

And that’s not all. Your eyes. It tells a lot about your general health. So let’s take a pledge to Know Your Eyes this year.

How to Know your Eyes

Your eyes are one of the important organs in your body, and the early onset of eye diseases can actually be captured if you are quick and aware.

Make sure you visit a good, certified ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked from time to time.

People over 60 may suffer from age-related macular degeneration, and when left untreated, could lead to severe, irreversible vision loss.

Children go through heavy stress these days, with their online sessions and tuitions. This might lead to

  • Eye strain - As a result of spending hours on computers and devices
  • Red eyes - lakeshores of sleep, eye strain, late-night gaming
  • Lazy eye - This happens in infants and children when their eyes don’t develop properly
  • Cross eyes - When the eyes aren’t lined up properly, you need to correct it surgically.

These are a few of the common eye problems that children face. So it is important to catch them young before they turn serious.

Eye care tips

  • Here are some simple eye care tips to take note of
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Restricted use of alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Wear UV protected sunglasses
  • Wear protective eye-wear during hazardous activity & sports
  • Rest your eyes from time to time
  • Wash your eyes regularly
  • Visit your ophthalmologists for regular eye checkups

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