Here’s all you need to know about glaucoma

#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health

“Vision isn’t the first culprit parents think of when their child is struggling in school, but it can be playing a part in their child’s poor school or sports performance,” says Marcela Frazier, an Associate Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology. A thorough eye test can detect a variety of […]

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Here’s why you should encourage your kids to do yoga

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

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Know about myopia, its symptoms, diagnosis and prevention

Symptoms and signs If person is nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use. Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing also can be […]

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Not just screens, reading for too long can also strain kid’s eyes

Not just screens, reading for too long can also strain kid’s eyes

The prevalence of myopia, known as nearsightedness, has seen a significant rise all around the world. The first and most obvious correlation people would think of is the increasing use of devices including television, computers, and smartphones. But is the blue light radiating from these screen devices the main culprit? There may be more to […]

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'Wearing spectacles can benefit a child's eyesight'

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’

“By simply giving a pair of spectacles, we can actually give a vision to the children. Because children themselves cannot complain that they are not able to see. So we have to proactively screen them,” said Dr Parikshit Gogate, Paediatric Ophthalmologists, Dr Gogate’s eye clinic, Pune. He added, “But giving spectacles to the children, is […]

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