World Sight Day to be celebrated today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Oct 2018 14:19:09


 

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Dr Ramnani advised a nutritious meal for regular care of eyes, add omega 3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc,
Vitamin C and Vitamin E in diet

In addition, she also advised to quit smoking and use sunglasses

Dr Vinita Ramani also told not to spend too much time in front of any kind of screen since it has rapid effect on eyes


LIKE every year, World Sight Day will be celebrated on second Thursday of October month with an aim to male people aware of eye-related ailments and its treatment. This year, World Sight Day will be celebrated on the theme Eye Care Everywhere on Thursday. Eyes are one of the most sensitive organs of our body hence they need special care. Giving more insights, Dr Vinita Ramnani, renowned Eye and Glaucoma Specialist of the city said, “In 2018, a special theme has been prepared for World Sight Day, which is named Eye Care Everywhere. This means that we should be quick to look for our eye problems all the time and should take proper care of eyes with regular checkups. Even slightest negligence can cause big trouble.”


Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma expert Dr Vinita Ramnani enunciated that, “Presently, with increasing dominance of televisions, computers and smart phones in our lives, eye related risks have increased multifold. Therefore, with small habits we can avoid big hazards.”


Dr Ramnani advised a nutritious meal for regular care of eyes, add omega 3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin E in your diet. In addition, she also said to quit smoking and use sunglasses. Dr Vinita Ramani also told not to spend too much time in front of any kind of screen since it has rapid effect on eyes. If working continuously, remove the eyes from the front of the screen and wash with water in regular intervals. As per a survey in the conference, 8.8 million people suffered from blindness in 2015 and 47.7 million are moderate to severe vision impaired and 5.6 million are with Diabetic Retinopathy. Across the world, 12 million children struggle to learn simply because they need glasses. It is estimated that figures of blindness will reach to 11 million by 2020. Dr Ramnani said in our efforts towards contributing to World Sight Day we are organising an awareness camp on October 14 in the city.