To celebrate the advent of New Year 2024, the hospital is offering complimentary eye checkups for senior citizens aged 50 and above until January 31, 2024, at all its branches in Bangalore. For registration, please reach out to us at 9594924051.
Bengaluru, December 20, 2023: Symptoms of congenital cataract, glaucoma, retinal disorders, and refractive errors often go unnoticed in newborns and school children due to the traditional association of poor eye health with the elder population. This oversight is worsened by the lack of regular eye check-ups, impacting children and youth nationwide.
As we enter the new year, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital urges people of all ages to prioritize their eye health by committing to regular eye exams in 2024. Dr. Archana S, Regional Head of Clinical Services at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, highlights the crucial need for proactive eye care, emphasizing that certain eye conditions may remain asymptomatic, necessitating regular examinations for detection across all ages. On the eve of New Year 2024, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, one of India’s largest network of eye hospitals, is organizing complimentary eye checkup exclusively for senior citizens aged 50 and above. This initiative will run until January 31, 2024, and will be available at all Dr. Agarwal’s branches in Bangalore. To register for the free eye checkup, please contact 9594924051.
Addressing the significance of regular eye checkups, experts assert that there are eye problems that may not manifest with pain. Therefore, regular eye screenings become paramount, serving as the primary means to identify issues early on. In this realm of eye health, the saying prevention is better than cure holds more significance than other. Considering the impact of medications and systemic diseases on the eyes, consistent screening has become a necessity.
Dr. Archana said, “In the era of extended screen time contributing to eye muscle fatigue and dryness, prioritizing eye checkup timely is the key for optimal eye health. Newborns should undergo assessments to detect congenital cataract, glaucoma, and retinal disorders. Preschoolers, young adults, middle-aged individuals, and seniors each require regular eye checkup and age specific considerations for maintaining their eye health.’’
To combat eye muscle fatigue and dryness, the doctor advises incorporating breaks and limiting screen exposure. Professionals are encouraged to adhere to the 20-20-20 rule: take a break every 20 minutes, close your eyes for 20 seconds, and focus on an object 20 feet away.
Alongside routine eye examinations, parents are encouraged to ensure that children consistently wear prescribed glasses, restrict screen time, and engage in outdoor activities. Software professionals are recommended to follow the 20-20-20 rule to reduce screen exposure.
Those with systemic disorders, such as diabetes and hypertension, are strongly urged to undergo comprehensive eye checks, with a focus on assessing the retina and optic nerve. Wearing sunglasses is recommended as a preventive measure against allergies and conjunctival degenerative disorders. In hot climates, sunglasses play a pivotal role in preventing early-onset cataracts and solar retinopathy (Retinal burn).
‘’Numerous eye diseases can be prevented through regular eye checkups at all ages. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal disorders can often be detected early, allowing for timely intervention and better management. Making a resolution to get your eyes checked in 2024 not only safeguards your personal well-being but also contributes to forming a healthier and brighter society. By prioritizing eye health, we collectively take a step towards a community that thrives with clearer vision and enhanced quality of life,’’ added Dr. Archana.