Eye problems are biggest problem in today’s world as we are always glued to gadgets. Besides this every age group has its own set of eye problems.
It is quite common to see that people whose occupation requires them to wear contact lenses and make-up almost every day, suffer from eye irritation very frequently. However, it’s time to bid goodbye to eye discomfort.
Eye allergies are troublesome and eyes feel itchy, painful and sometimes, eyes even become watery. Allergic conjunctivitis is the most common eye disease prevalent across the world. Some simple steps can help people suffering from recurrent allergic conjunctivitis episodes.
Retina is the innermost layer of the eye that is light sensitive. It then sends signals to our brain that helps us to see. It is said that retina consumes more oxygen than the brain itself owing to its high metabolic activities run by the extensive vascular network. Meaning several blood vessels nourish the retina. Hence, this continuous supply of blood is critical to maintain normal vision.
Retina is a light sensitive layer lining the inside of the eyeball. It consists of millions of photoreceptor cells called rods and cones. Rods enable us to see in dim light while cones allow for daylight, colour and sharp vision.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataract. It is an insidious eye disorder, which leads to progressive damage of the optic nerve in a characteristic pattern leading to loss of vision. Sadly, many people aren’t even aware that they are suffering from such eye disorder.
With the increasing influx of electronic gadgets in the market, a lot of children are getting exposed to it and spend more time than ever. However, this has amplified parents concern about their vision getting impaired. Eye doctors at Advanced Eye Hospital & Institute, Navi Mumbai have seen a huge increase in children with dry eye and eyestrain because of using gadgets for long hours.
In today’s day and era, many of us find ourselves exhausted at work. Even though reasons for that can be many but lack of proper sleep is one of the major reasons. One study showed that 72% of Indians on an average wake up thrice every night and more than 85% of them attribute this as a reason towards lack of sleep.
Unquestionably, smoking is a tough habit to break. Despite, people knowing its several harmful side effects on heart, respiratory system, etc., its detrimental impact on vision is not widely known.
Often we don’t realize that our eyes pay a heavy price for all those many hours which we spend on electronic gadgets like computers, smartphones, tablets etc., and the price is - eye strain and dry tired eyes.
And because of the high prevalence, this eye strain experience has been named as computer vision syndrome (CVS).
The symptoms of CVS are also very common such as burning eyes, headache, light sensitivity, back pain upto neck, blurred vision.