How many of us spend almost an entire day in front of the computer? How many times a day do we look at our phones to read chat messages or scroll down our feed on social media channels?
Come to think of it, with the technology ruling our lives, we spend the most of every single day glaring at screens of different digital devices. By the end of the day, a majority of us get bloodshot, dry eyes begging for relief. It’s no wonder that a majority of us—even kids at such a young age—have poor eyesight.
Most of us underestimate the importance of having a 20/20 vision or a normal visual acuity. While having a 20/20 vision doesn’t necessarily point to a perfect view, as it only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance, a good eyesight affects one’s vision skills which include a person’s peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability, and color vision.
While not all visual impairments can be prevented, there are important steps to correct poor vision and protect your eyesight.
How Sight Test and Glasses Could Improve the Lives of Those with Poor Vision
A simple sight test and eyeglasses or contact lenses could make a dramatic difference in the lives of more than 150 million people who are suffering from poor vision.
Refractive errors occur when the eye is not able to correctly focus images on the retina. This results in blurred vision, which is sometimes so severe that it creates functional blindness for affected individuals. Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed and corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Without appropriate optical correction, millions of children can lose educational opportunities, and adults are excluded from productive working lives.
Follow these steps to save and protect your eyesight throughout your lifetime. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having regular eye exams will certainly decrease your risk of developing a sight-stealing eye problem that otherwise might have been prevented.