General Eye Care

With today’s busy lifestyle demands and growing pollution all around, taking some precautions as a routine habit can go a long way to protect our eyes. Here are the very basics.

The Do's

  • Wear protective eyewear while driving two-wheelers or engaging in hazardous occupational work.
  • Wash your eyes thoroughly before going to sleep and cleanse them of discharges.
  • In cases of foreign body injury or chemical, injury wash your eyes thoroughly with clean water and then consult your eye specialist immediately.

The Do's

  • Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. They are known to cause the progression of cataracts and other optic nerve disorders.
  • Avoid staring at a PC screen all day take breaks in between to prevent eye strain.
  • Do not watch TV in the dark and do not sit too close to the TV screen (at least 5 feet away)
  • Do not use eye ointments or drops without a doctor’s prescription.

The Must

Have a routine comprehensive eye examination by a qualified ophthalmologist at least once a year.

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Suggested Routine Eye Check-Up Timeline (Age Wise)

  • 0-3 years In case of obvious problems such as squint or premature birth, the child should be taken to a qualified ophthalmologist.
  • 3-5 years At this point, the visual acuity is getting focused in a child and it is advised to get a check-up for any refractive error.
  • 12-14 years This is a common age to check children in case they are developing Myopia. If the child complains about headaches or pain in the eye, consult the doctor for a vision check-up.
  • 24-30 years In this age of electronic devices and polluted atmosphere, a one-eyed check-up is recommended to find out the possibility of
  • Glaucoma
  • Computer Vision
  • Syndrome
  • Dry eyes etc.

40 years A comprehensive eye examination is recommended at least once a year for:

  • Correction of near vision defects
  • Checking for Cataract
  • Checking Intra Ocular Pressure
  • Checking the status of Retina, especially if you are Diabetic
  • Checking the Optic Nerve

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