02nd October 2023, Colombo: Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest vision and eyewear solutions provider, is raising awareness about the importance of regular eye checkups for all ages to mark World Elder’s Day and Children’s Day both of which fall on 1st October.
In today’s technology-driven world, where online learning and screen time among children have significantly increased when pursuing their studies and during leisure time, Vision Care wants to highlight the importance of protecting children’s eyes. Children have their entire life ahead of them, and therefore safeguarding their eyes and proper vision correction, if necessary, is crucial for their future. Regular eye checkups from a young age will ensure healthy eyes and optimal vision throughout their lives. The increased screen time has led to a condition known as Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome in some children, which can have various symptoms such as fluctuating vision, eye and body fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. Early detection and treatment through regular eye checkups are vital to prevent negative impacts on a child’s education and overall well-being.
To address these concerns, Vision Care encourages parents to prioritize regular eye examinations for their children. By visiting any Vision Care branch, parents can rest assured that their child’s eyes will be tested by experienced and highly-trained eyecare professionals using state-of-the-art equipment. Taking this proactive step ensures that parents have taken the best course of action to safeguard their children’s precious eyesight.
In addition to focusing on children’s eye health, Vision Care also emphasizes the importance of regular eye checkups for senior citizens on World Elder’s Day. Senior citizens are at an increased risk of various age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, glaucoma, dry eyes, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts. Early detection through regular eye examinations can play a crucial role in effective management and treatment of these conditions. Keeping up with regular eye checkups is especially important for individuals with diabetes, as they are at a higher risk for diabetic retinopathy.
Vision Care urges senior citizens to prioritize their eye health and protect their present vision without compromise to avoid risking any form of deterioration. Visiting any Vision Care branch, senior citizens can have their eyes tested and obtain spectacles with the assurance that they are receiving professional eye care using the latest equipment.