The eyes are the windows to the soul, but eyeglasses help you see and get there better. A lot of people suffer from poor eyesight – according to a recent survey by the World Health Organization, there are now, at estimate, 1.3 billion people in the world with some form of vision or distance impairment. And 188.5 million people have a problem with distance vision and a small and minor vision impairment. Along with this there are short of 40 million people who are clinically blind.
There are a numerous factors on causing different sorts of vision impairment, or low vision, or even blindness, such are to mention some:
- birth defect / inborn
- retinopathy of prematurity
- retinal detachment
- macular degeneration
- retinitis pigmentosa
- diabetic retinopathy
But before all these we must catch the small symptoms that might be ignored because it happens on the most normal days and it seems like just an ordinary event that will just go away in a moment or two. Some of these ordinary symptoms are: red eyes, night blindness, eye strain, eye twitching, etc.
With all these factors, it is a critical problem for eye patients to get the help that they need. According to a study, majority of people who are suffering from an eye problem are not pro-active on trying to fix their problems and get into preventive care for their eyes. Also one third of patients, put more importance into their health habits for their more physical health routines like exercise, or having a diet — but with their eye sight and eye care, they do not put as much gravity of importance towards this. It is good to note that untreated, small eye problems can lead into major eye problems and can even cause vertigo in some cases.
Now there are a lot of preventive treatments, cures and therapy for every one’s different eye care needs. There are a lot of treatments accessible and available for every patient for their every need. There are treatments that can help people who have extreme eye problems.
Of course, there are many instant solutions to some eye problems that a lot of people experience like blurry vision, short sightedness and long sightedness – there are eye glasses that are almost available at any shopping center at any block. But of course, it is essential to make sure that the eye glasses that are purchased and used by people who are suffering from eye problems are properly prescribed by an optometrist because wearing and using the wrong prescription glasses for a specific eye need would and can lead to more serious eye problems, in exemplary there are special kind of glasses like computer glasses that are to be used in front of high-intensity light screens for long periods of time. For people who cannot use eye glasses or are uncomfortable with wearing eye glasses, there are other alternatives available on the market like contact lenses.
It is important, and it should be a status quo to take care of every single part of our body. Our body functions like a machine where when one part malfunctions, the whole system can go haywire. So, take care of your eyes!