Sunday, December 3, 2023

Vision Care marks World Sight Day 2022 by encouraging regular eye testing

Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest vision and eyewear solutions provider, is celebrating World Sight Day 2022 under the global theme “Love your Eyes” by highlighting the importance of regular eye testing for everyone in the family.

According to the World Health Organization, across the world, as many as 1 billion people are affected by a preventable visual impairment or one that has yet to be identified or addressed. As a result of reduced or absent eyesight an individual may suffer from significant and long-lasting negative impacts on different aspects of life. Irrespective of age or gender, daily activities such as chores around the house, interacting with the neighbours and the local community, attending school or office, finding employment opportunities and accessing public services are all greatly slowed down by such eyesight problems. At times, such conditions might even put the individual in danger of injury or even death through unforeseen accidents. Such vision impairments also hold back millions around the world from progressing in life and achieving their true potential.

Expressing his views, Harsha Maduranga – General Manager of Vision Care stated, “It is common knowledge that people take their eyesight for granted. People are a lot more likely to do medical checkups for blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure while eye checkups are unfortunately given less priority or ignored altogether. It is vital that eyesight is checked regularly, starting from childhood all the way to a person’s senior years. Primary eye examinations are a great way to get children used to the habit of having their eyes checked regularly. Like with all medical conditions, early detection is vital. The public must realize that many types of visual impairments can be managed properly if they are identified early and the best way to do that is to get the necessary testing done regularly through eye care professionals. Regular eyesight checks are for all ages and therefore parents have a special responsibility to check the eyesight of their children from a young age.”

As Sri Lanka’s leading eye care provider, Vision Care offers comprehensive eye care solutions for customers to get their vision tested. Vision Care’s professional optometrists use only state-of-the-art equipment in order to test and correct any diagnosed impairment so that customers can return home to enjoy an enhanced quality of life. Vision Care has been at the forefront of the technological revolution in eye care in Sri Lanka for over three decades by providing high-quality Eye Testing, Spectacles, Sunglasses, Contact lenses in world renowned brands and ocular pharmaceuticals.

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