National Diabetes Month: Keeping Your Vision Healthy

Eye care: Top 8 tips to improve eye vision

According to the National Eye Institute , diabetic eye disease usually describes: Diabetic retinopathy: Damage to the blood vessels in the retina, characterized by balloon-like blockages in the vessels which eventually cut off blood flow. Cataract: A clouding of the eyes lens. Cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes. Glaucoma: An increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision.
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Computer users tend to blink their eyes very less, thus it is recommended that they should follow the exercise of blinking their eyes every three-four seconds. Tip to Improve Eye Vision # 3: Stare at a distance Most of the computer victims are a victim of far-sightedness (have trouble seeing things, which are at a distance). To correct this or avoid this problem, make an effort to stare something at a distance every 30-45 minutes, for 5 seconds. This technique will help to improve your focus of distant objects.
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Eyeing better vision care in children

KidZania Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Hoya Lens educate public on eye care. (© Weber Shandwick)

Weber Shandwick KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the indoor educational and entertainment theme park, teamed up with official industry partner, Malaysian Hoya Lens Sdn Bhd to host a special eye care coaching clinic. Themed The Eyes and You, this workshop provided practical tips and advice on eye and vision care in children, tailored especially for the digitalized environment that children live in today. The coaching clinic is one in a series of parent-children workshops organized by KidZania Kuala Lumpur, aimed to provide a holistic experience for not just the children but for their parents as well. Apart from eye care tips when using digital devices, attendees were also educated on dietary tips for maintaining healthy eyes and parents were provided a guide on proper eye check. In keeping with the KidZania spirit as a place where children can role-play, the workshop also saw the introduction of the roles and responsibilities of an optometrist to the children.
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