Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Eye Care For Children - 11 Top Tips for Childhood Vision Growth

Eye care for children - read these 11 tips for better knowing the eye care for children, diet and some special activities like contact sports are the most important factors to take care of for childhood eye care

Since the child’s visual development is a dynamic process, different aspects should be looked for in different age groups for a better eye vision growth.

Childhood Eye Care

Tips for eye care in childhood:

1. Diet: A normal balanced diet comprising of red and green leafy vegetables like spinach, carrots, beetroot and yellow fruits including mango and papaya which are rich in carotene (A precursor of Vitamin A) should be prepared for the child.

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2. TV Viewing: Television should be watched at a proper viewing distance of 3.5 meter or more in a well lighted room.

3. Computer Usage: the child should be encouraged to use it judiciously in order to reduce eye fatigue. Computer screen should be slightly lower than the eye level. This allows complete blinking thereby reducing symptoms of dryness and eye fatigue. This child should consciously blink his/her eyes and give rest to the eyes at intervals.

4. Playing games on the mobile: phones should be restricted because of the less form factor and the resolution.

5. Lighting: One should have a light source behind while studying. Books should be held at about 14 inches distance.

6. If the child takes active part in contact sports, then protective eye wear is recommended.

7. Protective goggles are also recommended while swimming; they prevent inflation due to chlorine and reduce the risks of eye infections.

8. Allergic Conjunctivitis is frequently seen in school age, children should be discouraged from rubbing their eyes since it aggravates the allergic process, In addition, due vigilance has to be paid to eye hygiene. Children should not touch their eyes with dirty hands

9. Certain practices of application of Kajal to newboms and washing eyes with rosewater should be discouraged.

10. Discourage the use of toys with sharp and pointed edge for infants and toddlers as they can accidentally get injured.

11. Taboos and jokes about spectacles should be discouraged. If your child needs glasses, he/she should be motivated to use them. In addition, very importantly, neighbors, friend and family members should be sensitized to the child’s need for glasses and they should be discouraged from making jokes and sympathetic sounds about glasses.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Eye Care Reviews and Testimonials - Perfect Wellness

Eye care reviews and testimonials by the patients, these reviews and testimonials will make it easier for you to choose the best eye care hospital for getting rid of any eye problem

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27th June, 2011 - Maj. (Retd.) R C Bakshi (Faridabad):

"I am a regular customer. I feel it is a well-organized institution. I am satisfied with the doctors and staff who have attended to me. I wish the institution all the best and May God Bless!"

Original Testimonial

Eye Care Review by Maj. (Retd.) R C Bakshi  from Faridabad (Click on Image to see full size)
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25th June, 2011- Mrs. G. Sujita Sai (Gurgaon): 

"It was nice to visit your hospital. The staff, technicians and doctors are very passionate and cooperative and polite with the patients. They guided us on the reasons for the changes in eye sight especially in kids and advised us the remedies as with. Thanks a lot for their way of treating the patients."

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Eye Care Review by Mrs. G. Sujita Sai from Gurgaon (Click on Image to see full size)
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 27th June, 2011- Mr. S. Karthikeyan (Faridabad): 

"The service is nice. In fact what was very impressive was the follow-up! I didn’t really expect something of this level of service in Faridabad. Keep up the good work! Special thanks to all the attendants, optical store keepers and the doctor! Great place, nice job, awesome experience! Best of Luck!"

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Eye Care Review by Mr. S. Karthikeyan from Faridabad (Click on Image to see full size)

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Blurred Vision Causes & Home Remedies

Blurred vision causes causes of blurred vision are many eye disorders like glaucoma, cataract, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and some certain diseases that grow up slowly without any early symptom.

Blurred Vision

Presbyopia, glaucoma, AMD, myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia are all diseases and visual disorders that put our view in difficulty or danger. Indeed some certain eye diseases develop slowly without symptoms until we see irreversible damage. One solution, see an ophthalmologist regularly for early cure otherwise it might be too late for you to get your vision back.

Somewhat later, presbyopia is unavoidable because it is the progressive aging of the lens.

Blurred Vision Causes and how it really happens

Tobacco - bad for our eyes
It clogs the small vessels of the retina and the smoke received in the eye damages the cornea. Tobacco is an enemy to our view because it generates free radicals and obstructs the small vessels of the retina.

Effects of Smoking on Eyes

A cataract is due to:
It is a lesion of the retina or the clouding of the lens which leads to the blurred vision. Each year around 600,000 people undergo cataract surgery. The procedure involves replacing the opaque portion of the lens with an implant.

Normal Eye Vs Cataract Eye

What proportion of Indians is myopic?
Myopia (blurred distant vision) affects approximately 41% of the Indian population. This vision occurs most often after 8 years and may worsen with puberty.

Myopic Eye


Glaucoma
For a long time, glaucoma develops without any symptoms. Only an annual screening beginning at the age of 45 can treat time as when flagging occurs before our eyes, this means that the optic nerve has suffered but the damage is irreversible.

Normal Eye Vs Glaucoma Eye

The astigmatic blur
17% of Indian people with astigmatism, that is to say that their cornea is oval, not round. The result is blurred vision at both near and far, while some letters and numbers are often confused: O, S, D, Q, G, 6, 9, and 8.

Normal Eye Vs Astigmatic Eye

What are foods that help us preserve our sight?
Vegetables and fruits.
Sugar and protein.
Fruits and vegetables rich in lutein and zeaxanthin are very useful to preserve sight. Richest in these two pigments are: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, endive, spinach, kiwi, corn, peas, peppers and grapes.

Food for better eyesight

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AMD related macular degeneration (age)

This degenerative disease of the retina gradually affects the central part of the retina, called macula. There are preventive measures or to stop the progression of AMD, but currently available treatments do not cure it. Hence consult to an ophthalmologist if symptoms occur like perceived lack of light, sensation of mist before the eyes, distorted images, including a distortion of straight lines.

Other eye diseases that causes blurred vision.
  • Dry Eyes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Senile macular degeneration
  • In diabetic lens osmosis
  • During pregnancy, blurring of vision may be noted in certain ladies.
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency

Home remedies for getting rid of blurred vision. 
  • Carrot – It contains bet carotene beneficial for eyesight & vision.
  • Indian spinach - contains carotenes that help in soothing & relaxing eyes.
  • Eating almond in the morning after full night water soaking is also helpful in getting rid of blurred vision
Home Remedies for Eye Care

  • Grated potato – useful during pain and swelling of eyes.
  • Applying rosewater on your eyes using a soaked cotton cloth can also be beneficial.
  • Jams, tea, White bread, coffee, meat and eggs are the foods that should be avoided if you don’t want to aggravate the condition. 

Monday, 6 June 2011

Eye Care During Summer – 3 Things To Protect From

Eye care during summer – 10 top tips for eye care during summers, you will learn on how you can protect your eyes during summers from heat, dust and UV rays

Heat, Dust and Ultra Violet rays are the thee things that should be taken care to protect your eyes during the summer season, the most common eye diseases that took place during summers are eye infection and allergic conjunctivitis. Dust heat and pollens predispose to allergic conjunctivitis which may be in the form of marked itching, redness and watering of eyes.

Stickiness of eyes in the morning is also a symptom of your eyes are not getting it safe during summers and is common in young age groups, i.e. 6-20 years, It is known as known as vernal conjunctivitis.
keratoconjunctivitis is also seen more often in the summer. Itching is the characteristic feature of this type of conjunctivitis.

Heat and dust can causes dry eyes and dry eyes causes a foreign body sensation and burning of eyes throughout the day after which the patient feels irritated, tired and wants to close his eyes and sleep. Watching T.V. and working on the computer also aggravates this problem.

eye care during summer


It is possible to prevent or minimize these harmful effects of summer by taking the following precaution:

1. Avoid going out in the sun, especially in peak hours, unless necessary

2. Wear appropriate goggles when going out, it is more useful to have goggles that cover the side of temples. This will limit exposure not only to heat and ultra violet rays, but to dust and fumes also.

3. It is advisable to avoid contact with animal dung and going to dump areas, or areas with thick vegetation and trees, in order to limit exposure to possible allergens.

4. Care of personal hygiene is important. Regular washing of hands and face is recommended. However, frequent washing of eyes is not advisable, as it washes away antibodies present in tear. Rubbing of eyes with dirty hands can aggravate the problem, leading to infections, pus formation and boils over eyelids, known as sties.

5. Air conditioners help to filter air and to limit exposure to allergens. However, if one has irritation in eyes, then sitting directly in front of the air conditioner is not advisable.

6. It is important to limit the use of contact lenses in dusty environment. Proper cleaning and storage should be followed.

7. Use of makeup, especially eye makeup, should be avoided as far as possible, especially if already there is itching and irritation. It is important to remove all trace of make up before sleeping. Even if one uses make up, select appropriate brands and once opened, discard the particular cosmetic within six month. Remember not to share make up with others.

8. It is advisable to take lots of fluids to avoid dehydration, which can indirectly affect tear formation.

9. Lubricant eye drops can be used on a regular basis, after consultation with your eye specialist.

10. It is important to consult an eye specialist at the earliest, if there is redness, watering or itching of eye. If the infection or recurrent condition like vernal keratoconjunctivitis is not treated appropriately, they can cause further damage to the cornea.

We wish that you never loose your vision, but unfortunately of you undergo the problem of vision loss then there are vision correction surgery procedures such as lasik surgery are available which can help you in getting your vision back.